TA Associates Promotes Four To Senior Positions

Jan 4 2017 | 7:13pm ET

Global private equity company TA Associates has announced several executive promotions within its investment staff. 

  • Birker Bahnsen was promoted to managing director from director. He is based in the company’s London office and focuses on investments in European healthcare and cross-sector Nordic companies. Prior to joining TA in 2009, Mr. Bahnsen was an associate director at HgCapital and worked in the GIR Healthcare team as an associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co. 
  • Ethan Liebermann was promoted to principal from senior vice president. He is based in TA’s Boston office, focusing on healthcare investments in North America. Prior to joining TA in 2007, Mr. Liebermann worked in the global healthcare corporate and investment banking group at Banc of America Securities. 
  • Aditya Sharma was promoted to senior vice president from vice president. He is based in the company’s Mumbai office and focuses on investments in companies in India. Prior to joining TA in 2008, he worked in the telecoms and media investment banking division at Lehman Brothers in London. 
  • Vivek Mohan was promoted to vice president from senior associate. He is also based in Mumbai and focuses on investments in technology, financial services and consumer companies in India. Prior to joining TA in 2012, Mr. Mohan was an associate in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley. He also worked at Macquarie Capital Advisers and Goldman Sachs. 

The promotions were all effective January 1, 2017, according to the company.

“These talented individuals earned their promotions through the quality of their character and, consistent with their roles, demonstrated investment judgment, creativity and work ethic to generate positive investment performance for TA’s investors, as well as other meaningful contributions to the firm,” said Brian Conway, chairman and managing partner at TA Associates, in a statement. “We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments thus far and look forward to their continued contributions to TA Associates.”

TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced global growth private equity firms. The firm has invested in more than 470 companies around the world and has raised $24 billion in capital invested primarily in buyouts and minority recapitalizations of profitable growth companies in the consumer, business services, financial services, healthcare and technology industries. 

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