Committed to
lasting impact

Our way is rooted in a deep commitment to creating lasting impact. This commitment means that for us, success is anchored in the values we aim to live every day.

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About Bain Capital

We are one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1984, we pioneered a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering closely with management teams to offer the insights that challenge conventional thinking, build great businesses and improve operations. Over time, we have organically expanded this approach across asset classes to build one of the strongest alternative asset platforms in the world.

Today, our teams strive to create value through private equity, public equity, fixed income and credit and venture capital investments across multiple sectors, industries, and geographies. We believe that our people and the shared values we’ve espoused since our founding remain the core of our competitive advantage. This has empowered us to deliver an enduring impact to a diverse group of investors including pensions, endowments, foundations and individuals.

Our Values

From our founding, we have held to the conviction that there is a different way for an investment firm to create value. Our commitment to create lasting impact means that we work differently, tenacious in our desire to unearth the fundamentals that drive businesses and markets over the long-term. And it means that we partner differently, aligning our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

Living our values, we create lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which we live.

We develop exceptional partnerships

We know that great outcomes come from great teams. We are personally invested in each other’s success.

We challenge conventional thinking

We think differently. We nurture a culture of deeply objective inquiry and seek the full potential in every opportunity. We respect the power of facts.

We work with tenacity

We roll up our sleeves, dig in, and come to work every day searching for better outcomes. We relentlessly tackle tough problems. We see things through.

We believe character matters

We prize personal integrity and humility. We believe in acting with both empathy and conviction. We believe in doing the right thing.

Our History

Founded in 1984, Bain Capital has become one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms by constantly looking for new and different ways to create value.

1984

  • Private Equity: Fund I raised $36.8 million

Bain Capital founded as a private equity firm in Boston

1984|Bain Capital founded as a private equity firm in Boston

1987

  • Private Equity: Fund II raised $106 million

1989

  • Private Equity: Fund III raised $60 million

1993

  • Private Equity: Fund IV raised $300 million

1995

  • Private Equity: Fund V raised $500 million

1996

Bain Capital Public Equity founded by Bain Capital as Brookside Capital

1996|Bain Capital Public Equity founded by Bain Capital as Brookside Capital

1998

  • Private Equity: Fund VI raised $1.2 billion

Bain Capital Credit founded by Bain Capital as Sankaty Advisors

1998|Bain Capital Credit founded by Bain Capital as Sankaty Advisors

2000

  • Private Equity: Fund VII raised $3.1 billion
  • Bain Capital Ventures founded by Bain Capital

London and New York offices open

2000|London office opens

2002

  • Credit: Credit Opportunities Program I (COPs) raised $500 million

Munich office opens

2000|Munich office opens

2004

  • Private Equity: Fund VIII raised $4.1 billion
  • Private Equity: Second Europe Fund (VIII-E) raised €1 billion

2005

  • Credit: Credit Opportunities Program II (COPs) raised $1.35 billion
  • Ventures: Fund 2005 raised $258 million

Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Chicago offices open

2005|Hong Kong office opens

2006

  • Private Equity: Fund IX raised $10 billion

2007

  • Private Equity: First Asia Fund raised $1 billion
  • Private Equity: Fund X raised $11.0 billion
  • Credit: Credit Opportunities Program III (COPs) raised $2.2 billion
  • Ventures: Fund 2007 raised $500 million

2008

  • Private Equity: Third European Fund (E-III) raised €3.5 billion
  • Credit: Credit Opportunities Program IV (COPs) raised $3.5 billion

Mumbai office opens

2008.|.Mumbai office opens

2009

  • Ventures: Fund 2009 raised $467 million

2010

  • Credit: Middle Market Opportunities Fund I (MMOPs) raised $900 million

2011

  • Private Equity: Second Asia Fund raised $2 billion
  • Credit: Credit Opportunities Fund V (COPs) raised $2.7 billion
  • Ventures: Fund 2012 raised $601 million

Palo Alto office opens

2011|Palo Alto office opens

2013

  • Credit: Middle Market Opportunities Program II (MMOPs) raised $1.38 billion
  • Credit: CLO Partners (CLOPs) raised $325 million

Melbourne office opens

2013|Melbourne office opens

2014

Dublin office opens

  • Private Equity: Fund XI raised $6.5 billion
  • Private Equity: Fourth Europe Fund (E-IV) raised €3.5 billion
  • Ventures: Fund 2014 raised $650 million
  • Ventures: Coinvestment Fund raised $200 million

2015

  • Double Impact founded by Bain Capital
  • Private Equity: Third Asia Fund raised $3 billion

San Francisco and Sydney offices open

2015|Sydney office opens

Bain Capital By the Numbers

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BAIN CAPITAL FOUNDED

From our founding as a private equity firm, we’ve extended our approach across asset classes to include public equity, credit and venture capital. And, we leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus.

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OFFICES WORLDWIDE

Our offices span four continents with locations in Boston, Chicago, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo.

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TEAM MEMBERS

Our people are the core of our competitive advantage—the greatest outcomes come from great teams.