TA Associates focuses primarily on investments in growth companies in a variety of sectors including: business services, communications, computers/peripherals, consumer, e-Services/information technology services, financial services, financial technology, healthcare services, healthcare technology, Internet infrastructure, Internet services, semiconductor/electronics and software. The firm seeks to invest in profitable companies that are leaders in industries in which the underlying fundamentals of profitability and growth are superior to the overall market. They look for companies with experienced management teams and highly efficient, profitable business models. TA Associates invests primarily in North America, Europe and Asia.TA Associates assists companies with public offerings, debt financings and mergers and acquisitions. They provide capital for acquisitions, growth, MBOs, for the purchase of stock from shareholders and to provide liquidity with leverage. TA Associates takes an active, lead role in the deals in which they participate and may take minority or majority positions. Funds are generally used to finance growth, MBOs and industry consolidations. The firm also participates in private share repurchases. They invest mainly in companies valued at $150 million to $3 billion. Equity investments range from $50 million to $500 million. Subordinated debt investments range from $10 million to $50 million. The majority of TA Associates' investments involve the use of debt. The firm may arrange larger investments through co-investments with their limited partners.