About Bain Capital
This prestigious Boston-based private equity firm has a roster of success stories that includes investments in well-known companies such as Staples, AMC Entertainment, Brookstone, the Sports Authority, Toys “R” Us, and Warner Music Group. Mitt Romney (who was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election), T. Coleman Andrews, and Eric Kriss started Bain Capital in 1984 as a leveraged buyout and venture capital firm. Today, Bain is a major private equity and venture capital firm, but it also delves into long/short public equity, fixed income and credit, and absoute return products.
In addition to Bain Capital Private Equity (which has made over 280 investments since its inception), major units include: Brookside Capital, a public equity affiliate that invests in securities of publicly traded companies; Sankaty Advisors, which deals in fixed income securities including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed securities, mezzanine debt, convertible bonds, structured products, and equity investments; and Bain Capital Ventures, the venture capital division of the company.
Along with its office in Boston, Bain Capital has 15 other offices across the globe in cities such as New York, Chicago, Munich, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Mumbai. Overall, the firm’s assets under management total $75 billion, and it employs more than 900 people.