TA Associates closes Fund XIII on $8.5 bln hard cap

TA Associates closed its thirteenth fund on its hard cap of $8.5 billion, beating its $7.5 billion target. Fund XIII was launched in the first quarter of 2019. TA expects to activate Fund XIII in the second half of 2019.

Press Release

TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the first and final closing of TA XIII with total commitments at its hard cap of $8.5 billion. Launched in the first quarter of 2019, TA XIII was oversubscribed and exceeded its original $7.5 billion target.

Commitments to TA XIII came from a diverse group of largely existing global investors, including leading public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments. As with its predecessor equity funds, TA XIII will focus on equity investments in middle-market growth companies, primarily in opportunities originated and led exclusively by TA. TA’s investments will range from $75-$500 million in equity. The firm will seek to invest in growth companies with high quality, profitable business models around the world within the technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services industries.

“We are grateful and humbled to have received such a high level of interest in our latest flagship fund,” said Brian J. Conway, Chairman and Managing Partner at TA Associates. “We sincerely thank our existing and new limited partners for their enthusiastic affirmation of TA Associates’ strategy and culture.”

“TA XIII will build on our existing strategy of providing transformational capital and strategic resources to great businesses and management teams across the globe,” added Ajit Nedungadi, Managing Partner at TA Associates. “We look forward to investing the fund to help companies accelerate growth and deliver compelling investment performance for our investors.”

TA XIII is the successor fund to TA XII, a $5.3 billion private equity fund that began investing in March 2016, and TA Atlantic and Pacific VII, a $1.4 billion private equity fund that began investing in January 2014. It is expected that TA XIII will commence its investment period during the second half of 2019.

Goodwin Procter LLP served as fund counsel for TA XIII.

About TA Associates

TA Associates is one of the most experienced global growth private equity firms. Focused on targeted sectors within five industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services – TA invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth, and has invested in more than 500 companies around the world. Investing as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term approach, utilizing its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in high quality growth companies. TA has raised $32.5 billion in capital since its founding in 1968 and is committing to new investments at the pace of over $2 billion per year. The firm’s more than 85 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong. More information about TA Associates can be found at www.ta.com.