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Kevin Landry has raised$15 billion over his career at TA Associates. Kevin Landry has raised$15 billion over his career at TA Associates.
By Beth Healy
Globe Staff / August 5, 2012
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To Kevin Landry, even play is competitive. A good weekend means dueling out a tennis match in the hot sun, ever reaching for his favorite smash shot, followed by a round of golf. Every hole comes with a wager — longest drive or closest to the pin — and he’d rather thrash a monster drive than play it cautiously down the middle. Later, if he takes a swim, it’s a race to the dock. For 45 years, Landry has brought his signature energy and drive to Boston’s TA Associates, a large private equity firm where he was hired by the famous Peter Brooke straight out of Wharton business school. In the work-hard, play-hard ethos of the buyout crowd, Landry is second to none.

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