TA Associates announced a recent addition to its investment staff in Boston. Clara M. Jackson has joined the firm as a VP in the Services Group effective August 18.

Jackson focuses on investments in business, financial and other services companies. She joined TA Associates from Fireman Capital Partners where she served as a VP leading deal sourcing, due diligence and transaction execution for buyout and growth equity investments in the consumer retail sector. Jackson was previously an associate at TPG Growth where she worked on leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments and private investments in public equities, with a focus on the healthcare, consumerretail and financial sectors. She began her professional career at Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group.

“We are very pleased to welcome Clara to TA Associates,” said Roger B. Kafker, a managing director at TA Associates. “Clara brings notable experience in sourcing, evaluating and securing proprietary investments, and in working closely with management teams to advance their strategic agendas. With her strong background, we are confident that she will prove a valuable addition to our team.”