TA Associates acquires Idera

TA Associates has acquired Idera, a provider of application and server management software. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


TA Associates agrees to invest in Groupe CIPRÉS

TA Associates has agreed to invest in Groupe CIPRÉS, a wholesale broker of insurance policies. Following the deal, Laurent Ouazana, a managing director of Groupe CIPRÉS, will become president of the company. The deal is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks. Financial details were not disclosed. Groupe CIPRÉS represents TA Associates’ fourth investment in France.


TA hires former Fireman Capital executive Clara Jackson

TA Associates has hired Clara Jackson as a vice president in the Services Group. Prior to joining TA Associates, where she started Aug. 18, Jackson was a vice president at Fireman Capital Partners. Before, Jackson worked as an associate at TPG Growth. She began her career at Goldman Sachs & Co. as an investment banking analyst in the financial institutions group.


Growth equity an eclectic mix at Hawaii ERS: VCJ

The growth equity portfolio at the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System is an eclectic mix of small-scale later stage funds and massive multi-billion capital pools with a broad, balanced approach. Results are reasonably good.

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Trending in private equity news this week: Chicago Growth alums round up $350 million for new effort, TA is hungry for SkinnyPop, and Dyal Capital is looking for a PE senior associate.


TA Associates invests in SkinnyPop Popcorn

TA Associates has invested in SkinnyPop Popcorn. Details of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the transaction, Tom Ennis, former chief executive officer of Oberto Brands, will join SkinnyPop’s executive team.


Kinderhook celebrates 23x gain on Tectum Holdings

Kinderhook Industries has sold a majority stake in Tectum Holdings (THI) to TA Associates. The sale represents a return in excess of $300 million for Kinderhook Capital Fund II, translating to approximately 23x Kinderhook’s invested capital.


Qualcomm commits $150 mln to Chinese venture

Mobile technology giant Qualcomm Incorporated has announced a commitment to invest up to $150 million in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will invest in Chinese companies that further the development of mobile technologies in areas such as Internet, e-commerce, semi-conductor, education and health.


Baring Asia acquires Cath Kidston stake from TA

Baring Private Equity Asia has acquired a stake in UK-based global lifestyle brand company, Cath Kidston, from its existing majority shareholder TA Associates and members of the company’s management team. Baring Asia will have equal ownership with TA.


SpeedCast buys SatComms Australia

SpeedCast, a portfolio company of TA Associates, has acquired SatComms Australia. Financial terms weren’t announced. SatComms, of Queensland, Australia, is a specialized provider of mobile and fixed satellite solutions in the Australian market and in the Asia-Pacific region.

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