BOSTON & HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced the hiring of Chris An as a Senior Vice President in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Chris will focus on investments in companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
“We are very pleased to welcome Chris to TA Associates,” said Edward F. Sippel, head of TA Associates Asia Pacific Ltd. and a Managing Director and Co-head of Asia operations for TA Associates. “With his deal sourcing, due diligence, financial modeling and deal structuring experience, we are confident Chris will prove a valuable addition to our team. We will leverage his deep knowledge of the Korean market as we seek investment opportunities in that region and across Asia-Pacific.”
“Since opening our Hong Kong office nearly 10 years ago, TA has become an established presence in the Asian private equity market,” said Brian J. Conway, Chairman of TA Associates. “We are delighted to welcome Chris to TA and look forward to his contributions as we seek additional investments in high quality, growing companies in the region.”
Prior to joining TA, Mr. An was an Investment Director at CVC Capital Partners. He began his career at The Blackstone Group in Hong Kong. Mr. An received a BA, cum laude, from Harvard University.
About TA Associates
TA Associates is a leading global growth private equity firm. 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 $33.5 billion in capital since its founding in 1968 and is committing to new investments at the pace of over $3 billion per year. The firm’s more than 100 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
TA has partnered with more than 25 profitable, growing companies across the Asia-Pacific region from its offices in Hong Kong and Mumbai. Representative investments made over the past five years from TA’s Hong Kong office include Fisher Funds Management, an investment manager based in New Zealand; Gong cha Group, a global operator and franchiser of premium tea shops founded in Taiwan and Korea; Honan Insurance Group, a commercial insurance broker serving mid-market businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia; MISA Joint Stock Company, an enterprise software provider based in Vietnam; and Yarra Capital Management, an independent asset manager based in Australia. More information about TA Associates can be found at www.ta.com.