BOSTON and MENLO PARK – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the recent hiring of Calen Angert and Nicholas Leppla, who have rejoined the firm as Vice Presidents in its Menlo Park office.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Calen and Nick to the firm,” said Brian J. Conway, Chairman and Managing Partner at TA Associates. “As Associates, both proved to be valuable contributors to TA on several fronts, particularly in our deal sourcing and due diligence efforts. We look forward to Calen and Nick’s contributions as we continue to seek investments in profitable growth companies and partner with the management teams of our portfolio companies to create further value.”
Calen Angert focuses on investments in healthcare companies across North America. Prior to attending graduate school, he served as an Associate in the Boston office of TA Associates. Mr. Angert previously served as an Analyst in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley. He received a BSBA, magna cum laude, in Finance from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Nicholas Leppla focuses on investments in technology companies across North America. Prior to attending graduate school, he served as an Associate in the Menlo Park office of TA Associates. Mr. Leppla previously served as the Chief of Staff of AVG Technologies, a former TA portfolio company, and as an Analyst in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan. He received a BA in Economics and Engineering Sciences (Environmental) from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About TA Associates
Now in its 50th year, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced global growth private equity firms. Focused on five target industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services – TA invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth, and has invested in nearly 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 growth companies. TA has raised $24 billion in capital since its founding in 1968 and is committing to new investments at the pace of $1.5 to $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.