Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $185 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

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Bain Capital Private Equity pioneered the value-added investment approach. We partner with management teams to help build and grow great companies. Our success is built on a highly rigorous approach utilizing deep industry/company insights and a significant investment in the resources and expertise to drive strategic and operational transformation at our companies.

Our global team, which now operates in eleven offices on four continents, has made more than 1,100 primary and add-on investments that have generated consistently strong returns. Collectively, more than 10 percent of our private equity funds’ commitments come from our professionals, far in excess of industry convention and reflective of both our strong principal investor mentality and confidence in our ability to generate industry-leading returns.

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Since our founding in 1984 in Boston, our firm has grown into one of the world’s leading private investment firms. Most of Bain Capital Private Equity’s Managing Directors and team members have worked as strategy consultants advising companies across a wide range of industries. From this heritage, our firm has built upon the experience and ability of our professionals to assess a company’s potential, develop powerful strategies, and implement transformational change in partnership with great management teams.

To date, Bain Capital Private Equity has raised twelve global private equity funds, five European funds and four Asian funds.

January 1984

Bain Capital Private Equity
founded in Boston

December 1984

Fund I raised $37M

March 1987

Fund II raised $106M

June 1989

Fund III raised $60M

February 1993

Fund IV raised $300M

March 1995

Fund V raised $500M

September 1998

Fund VI raised $1.2B

January 2000

Opening of
London office

March 2000

Opening of
New York office

December 2000

Fund VII raised $3.1B

March 2001

First Europe Fund
(VII-E) raised

January 2002

Opening of Munich office

August 2002

Opening of Luxembourg office

March 2004

Fund VIII raised $4.1B

March 2004

Second Europe Fund
(VIII-E) raised $1B

January 2005

Opening of
Shanghai office

July 2005

Opening of
Tokyo office

September 2005

Opening of
Hong Kong office

April 2006

Fund IX raised $10B

March 2007

First Asia Fund
raised $1B

October 2007

Fund X raised $11.8B

January 2008

Opening of
Mumbai office

April 2008

Third Europe Fund
(E-III) raised

February 2011

Second Asia Fund
(A-II) raised

March 2014

Fund XI raised $6.5B

August 2014

Fourth Europe Fund
(E-IV) raised €3.5B

September 2015

Third Asia Fund (A-III) raised $3B

November 2015

Opening of
Sydney office

August 2017

Fund XII Raised $8B

March 2018

Opening of Seoul office

June 2018

Fifth Europe Fund (E-V) raised €4.35B

December 2018

Fourth Asia Fund (A-IV) raised $4B


Throughout our history, Bain Capital Private Equity has built long-term relationships with our limited partners (LPs). They include many leading endowments, charitable foundations, public and corporate pensions, financial institutions, funds of funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. We have more than 900 Private Equity LPs, with the majority having invested with us for over a decade.

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Bain Capital pioneered the value-added investment approach, and we’ve partnered with management teams for more than 35 years to help companies grow and thrive.

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