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Bain Capital

Bain Capital is a Boston-headquartered global alternative investment firm specializing in private equity, venture capital, and credit products. It was founded in 1984 by Bill Bain, Mitt Romney, Coleman Andrews, and Eric Kriss.

Founded in 1984, Bain Capital is a private equity and multi-asset alternative investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm prefers to invest in sectors including retail, business service, consumer, financial service, healthcare, energy, technology, media, telecommunication, and industry.

History

The firm was founded in 1984 by partners from the consulting firm Bain & Company. These partners included Bill Bain, Mitt Romney, Coleman Andrews, and Eric Kriss. Although founded by Bain & Company executives, Bain Capital is not an affiliate or division of Bain & Company but rather a separate entity. Bain Capital remains a private, employee-owned company.

The firm became the subject of political and media scrutiny as a result of cofounder Mitt Romney's later political career, including his 2012 presidential campaign. As of 2022, the firm manages more than $160 billion in assets.

Funding and acquisitions

Since its inception, Bain Capital has invested in or acquired hundreds of companies. The investment approach has extended to include public equity, credit, venture capital, real estate, and cross-asset class opportunities in strategic focus areas. The firm prefers to organize its investments around funds. Bain Capital describes its investment approach as consulting-based, intending to develop relationships and partnerships with management teams to find insights into long-term value for businesses and markets. The firm strives in all investment categories to create an impact for its investors, teams, and businesses.

Bain Capital's investments and acquisitions have included the following:

  • AMC Entertainment
  • Artisan Entertainment
  • Apex Tool Group
  • Brookstone
  • Burger King
  • Burlington Stores
  • Canada Goose
  • DIC Entertainment
  • Domino's Pizza
  • DoubleClick
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • D&M Holdings
  • Guitar Center
  • iHeartMedia
  • KB Toys
  • Sealy Corporation
  • Sports Authority
  • Staples
  • Toys "R" Us
  • Warner Music Group
  • The Weather Channel
  • Apple Leisure Group
Charitable organizations

Through the Bain Capital Community Partnership, Bain Capital and its employees strive to make an impact in the communities and neighborhoods where they work and live by supporting a wide array of charitable and nonprofit organizations with its time, expertise, and resources. In 1996, Bain Capital employees founded Bain Capital Children's Charity (BCCC) to provide support to causes that benefit youth around the world. Each year, BCCC supports more than 110 organizations worldwide and has donated more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations since its founding.

Timeline

May 25, 2022
Bain Capital raises a $5,000,000,000 series H round.
April 1, 2022
Bain Capital buys a 24.98% stake in IIFL Wealth.
September 3, 2020
Bain Capital buys Virgin Australia for $3.5 billion.
August 18, 2020
Bain Capital completes a $1.2 billion deal to buy Japanese nursing home operator Nichiigakkan after fending off a higher, last minute bid from rival Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA).
April 29, 2020
Bain Capital donates $40 million to a Covid-19 relief fund that supports the employees of Bain's portfolio companies and their local communities.
February 5, 2020
Bain Capital buys a controlling stake in the Italian IT company Engineering.
June 12, 2019
Bain Capital raises $900 million for its second life-sciences fund.
May 29, 2019
Bain Capital starts a new $1 billion fund, Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, built for buyouts and late-stage technology investments.
January 15, 2019
Bain Capital acquires a majority stake in IT consulting firm Brillio.
July 11, 2018
Bain Capital raises $5.1 billion for its fifth European buyout fund.

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October 12, 2021
The Economic Times
Bain Capital Co-Chairman Stephen Pagliuca said that the company has invested over USD 5 billion in a dozen companies and "had great success in India. And I think the next decade will be very important for both countries to work together to build businesses on a global basis and really increase the GDP of both countries."
Zee News
August 27, 2021
Zee News
Amidst the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and many fearing a third wave, the healthcare sector is in the limelight for the second consecutive year as several pharma and life sciences companies are lined up to tap the equity markets through IPOs over the next few months, according to inv
Zee News
August 27, 2021
Zee News
Amidst the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and many fearing a third wave, the healthcare sector is in the limelight for the second consecutive year as several pharma and life sciences companies are lined up to tap the equity markets through IPOs over the next few months, according to inv
Nick Paul
August 17, 2021
FierceBiotech
Bain Capital's time in life science investing has been defined by big numbers: $720 million for its first fund, $1.1 billion for the second fund, $350 million for a single bet on Pfizer's neuroscience pipeline. Now, Bain has made those numbers look small by reeling in a reported $1.9 billion for its third fund.
Chris Metinko
August 3, 2021
Crunchbase News
Venture capital investors aren't just putting a record amount of money into cybersecurity startups, they are also cashing in, as evidenced by an explosion of M&A deals in the space.
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