Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximately $85 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 and venture capital. 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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Overview

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 nine offices on four continents, has made more than 760 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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History

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, four European funds and three Asian funds.

January 1984

Bain Capital Private Equity
founded in Boston

January 1984
December 1984

Fund I raised $37M

March 1987

Fund II raised $106M

June 1989

Fund III raised $60M

Ferbruary 1993

Fund IV raised $300M

March 1995

Fund V raised $500M

September 1998

Fund VI raised $1.2B

January 2000

Opening of
London office

January 2000
March 2000

Opening of
New York office

March 2000
December 2000

Fund VII raised $3.1B

March 2001

First Europe Fund
(VII-E) raised
$500M

March 2001
January 2002

Opening of Munich office

January 2002
March 2004

Fund VIII raised $4.1B

March 2004

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

March 2004
January 2005

Opening of
Shanghai office

January 2005
July 2005

Opening of
Tokyo office

July 2005
September 2005

Opening of
Hong Kong office

September 2005
April 2006

Fund IX raised $10B

March 2007

First Asia Fund
raised $1B

March 2007
October 2007

Fund X raised $11.8B

January 2008

Opening of
Mumbai office

January 2008
April 2008

Third Europe Fund
(E-III) raised
€3.5B

April 2008
February 2011

Second Asia Fund
(A-II) raised
$2B

February 2011
March 2014

Fund XI raised $6.5M

August 2014

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

August 2014
September 2015

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

November 2015

Opening of
Sydney office

September 2014
August 2017

Fund XII Raised $8B

Investors

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 30 years to help companies grow and thrive.
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Bain Capital Private Equity By the Numbers

760+

Investments

Primary and add-on over our firm’s history

$87B

in Revenue

Realized in 2016 from Bain Capital Private Equity portfolio companies

630,000+

Employees

Working for our portfolio companies around the world