Senior Vice President Joins London Office of TA Associates Ltd.

BOSTON, February 7, 2011 –TA Associates, a leading growth private equity firm, today announced that Patrick Sader has joined the London office of TA Associates Ltd. as a Senior Vice President. Mr. Sader will focus on growth companies in Europe with an emphasis on French-speaking regions.

Mr. Sader joins TA from Argan Capital (formerly Bank of America Capital Partners) where he was responsible for developing the Argan franchise in France and Eastern Europe. Among his duties were origination and execution of middle-market transactions, including sourcing, structuring, legal negotiations and coordination with financial and legal advisers. Prior to that, Mr. Sader was a Senior Associate on the private equity transaction team at Terra Firma Capital Partners, playing a role in a number of pan-European investments. He also worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch in the financial institutions team. Mr. Sader received a BA in Finance and Accounting from ESSEC Business School in 2002.

“Patrick brings notable investment experience in all aspects of dealmaking, in a number of markets across Europe and in a variety of industries, and we are delighted to welcome him to TA,” said Ajit Nedungadi, Managing Director, TA Associates Ltd. “Having just completed an active and successful 2010, we continue to seek investment opportunities in Europe and Patrick will play a central role in that effort.”

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