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