TA Associates hires Advent International fundraising expert as new global investor relations head

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TA Associates has brought in Advent International fundraising exec Andrew Harris as its new global investor relations head.

Harris, who becomes director of investor relations, previously spent eight years at Advent, most recently as principal for LP services, helping lead the firm’s IR and fundraising activities throughout North and Latin America.

He previously worked as a portfolio manager associate at Eaton Vance Management.

TA managing partner Brian Conway said, “Andrew has a wealth of investor relations experience and is a terrific fit for TA’s culture.

“We are confident that he will prove to be a valuable contributor, representing TA in the market, and further strengthening relationships with investors.”

Last year TA raised $8.5bn for the one-and-done final close of its thirteenth flagship private equity fund.

TA XIII hit its hard cap and was oversubscribed after surpassing its initial $7.5bn target.

The firm has been using the fund to invest between $75m and $500m of equity in middle-market growth companies across the technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services sectors.

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