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Bain Capital, in partnership with TPG and Goldman Sachs, acquired Burger King in 2002, seeing an opportunity to revive the health of the world’s second largest fast-food operator. At the time of the acquisition, Burger King’s performance was lagging due to operational neglect and lack of... Read More »


In 2004, Bain Capital purchased Dollarama, the largest dollar store chain in Canada. At the time, the family-owned business was a category leader with a compelling operating model and more than 300 stores around the country. Bain Capital saw significant potential to accelerate top-line growth by... Read More »

Bain Capital acquired Jack Wolfskin, a leading German outdoor equipment, apparel and footwear company, in 2002. While fast-growing at the time of the transaction, Bain Capital saw further growth potential via the roll-out of stores, introduction of new products and penetration of footwear.

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Bain Capital invested in Samsonite, the world’s largest branded manufacturer and distributor of luggage, casual bags, backpacks, business cases and travel-related products, in 2003.  While the company was facing a number of macro uncertainties including the Iraq War, SARS, and potential... Read More »