Since our founding, we have pioneered a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering with exceptional management teams to build great companies and improve their operations. Bain Capital was the first private equity firm to establish a full-scale Portfolio Group staffed with operating and strategy professionals who work closely with management teams to clearly define and execute on plans to help companies grow and reach their full potential.
Key Elements of Bain Capital's Approach
At the core of our investment approach is the belief that the best way to consistently produce great investment returns is to work together with management teams on a holistic multi-year path to build the best possible company. Great companies lead their industries, grow market share, have loyal customers, recruit and retain the best talent and deliver outstanding operational results, which together position them for long-term success.
In the early phases of an investment we focus on developing a strong partnership with management, leveraging our industry, operational, financial and global expertise to help create a clear long-term strategic plan for the business as well as focused and pragmatic action and investment plans to get there. By establishing deep relationships and understanding of the business, we are able to provide resources and support to key strategic and operational issues according to the team’s needs.
Bain Capital’s global footprint, scale, history and deep industry expertise provide unique resources that the management teams in our companies can leverage at any time. Our integrated deal and portfolio teams work seamlessly over the life of an investment to support our management teams in achieving their plans. Our deal professionals combine deep industry experience with expertise in M&A, finance and capital markets. Our portfolio team provides complementary strategic and operational improvement experience as well as functional expertise in areas such as growth & innovation, talent & organization, IT and cost & capital efficiency.