TA Associates named Dhiraj Poddar as a director of TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd. He will work from the Mumbai office and will focus on investments in growth companies in India and other emerging markets. He was previously a director at Standard Chartered Private Equity.
TA Associates, a leading growth private equity firm, today announced that Dhiraj Poddar has joined the Mumbai office of TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd. as a Director. Mr. Poddar will focus on investments in growth companies in India and other emerging markets.
Dhiraj Poddar joins TA from Standard Chartered Private Equity, where he served as a Director, responsible for origination and evaluation of investment opportunities, leading investments, managing portfolio companies and handling exits. Previously, he was a Senior Manager at Infosys BPO Ltd., working with investment banking clients to build the knowledge services business unit. Mr. Poddar also served as an Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance at ICICI Securities Ltd., and held positions at GHCL and Bharti Televentures Ltd. He holds a degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
“Dhiraj has a wealth of experience in the Indian private equity market,” said Naveen Wadhera, Director at TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd. “He will play a pivotal role in advising TA on prospective investments in profitable growth companies across the array of industries in which TA focuses.”
TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd. was established in Mumbai in the first quarter of 2009. In India, TA Associates has invested in Dr Lal PathLabs, one of India’s largest chains of pathology laboratories; in Idea Cellular, a leading mobile operator; and in Micromax Informatics Limited, one of India’s leading and fastest growing mobile handset providers.
About TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced middle market private equity firms. The firm has invested in over 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. With offices in Boston, London, Menlo Park and Mumbai, TA Associates leads buyouts and minority recapitalizations of profitable growth companies in the technology, financial services, business services, healthcare and consumer industries. More information about TA Associates can be found at www.ta.com.