Thoma Bravo to buy majority stake in DigiCert

Thoma Bravo LLC has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Lehi, Utah-based DigiCert, a provider of trusted certificate management solutions. The seller is TA Associates, which will retain a minority stake in DigiCert as part of the transaction. No financial terms were disclosed. Jefferies LLC provided financial advice to Thoma Bravo while Evercore did likewise for DigiCert. Jefferies Finance LLC and Fifth Street Asset Management provided the financing for the deal.


TA Associates adds four VPs

TA Associates said Wednesday that Amara Suebsaeng, Alex Melamud and Max Cancre have rejoined the firm as Vice Presidents in Boston, Menlo Park and London, respectively. John DiCola has joined the firm as a Vice President in Boston.


TA Associates invests in Plusgrade

TA Associates said Tuesday it has invested in Plusgrade. Financial terms weren’t announced. With offices in Montreal, Canada and New York, Plusgrade provides revenue solutions for the travel industry.


TA Associates invests in CCRM

TA Associates said Tuesday it has completed a growth equity investment in CCRM. Financial terms weren’t announced. Lone Tree, Colorado-based CCRM operates a network of fertility clinics with locations in Colorado, California, Minnesota, Texas and Toronto, Canada.


Blackstone, Corsair to buy First Eagle

The Blackstone Group and Corsair Capital, along with unnamed clients of the firms, have agreed to buy a majority of First Eagle Investment Management. The deal values the company at about $4 billion, including debt, Reuters News said. The family of John Arnhold, First Eagle’s chairman and CIO, are the sellers, along with TA Associates which has sold its entire minority stake. First Eagle manages about $100 billion in assets on behalf of institutional and individual clients.


TA Associates’ Nintex buys Drawloop

Nintex, a portfolio company of TA Associates, has acquired Drawloop Technologies Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Irvine, California, Drawloop helps businesses and people automate document creation.


Natixis Global closes DNCA Finance buy

Natixis Global Asset Management said Wednesday it had completed its buy of DNCA Finance. Financial terms weren’t announced. DNCA, a French investment management company. In November, PE HUB reported that TA Associates and Banco Leonardo were selling their stakes in DNCA.


TA, Argan to invest $500 mln in Atria Convergence

TA Associates and Argan have agreed to invest $500 million in Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Atria shareholders, including The India Value Fund III, will sell a portion of their holdings. Bangalore, India-based Atria provides high-speed broadband services in India. Argan is controlled by Indium V.


TA closes NorthStar buy

TA Associates has completed its buy of a majority stake in NorthStar Financial Services Group LLC. The deal closed April 30. Financial terms weren’t announced. Omaha-based NorthStar provides support services to registered investment advisors (RIAs), independent broker dealers (IBDs) and investment management firms.


Cai joins TA Associates

TA Associates said late Tuesday that Daisy Cai has joined the Hong Kong office of TA Associates Asia Pacific Ltd. as Director, China. Cai joined TA Associates from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in Hong Kong.

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