If you want to experience the fast-paced world of private equity, then Bain & Company is the right place for you.
In 1984, three partners from Bain & Company—Mitt Romney, Coleman Andrews, and Eric Kriss—founded Bain Capital LLC. Bain Capital was created as a separate and independent private equity firm with the goal of applying Bain & Company's results-oriented approach to the private equity market. Originally a $37M fund raised by individuals, Bain Capital now manages $66B in assets. As a separate company, Bain Capital shares no management or information with Bain & Company. What we do share, however, is our approach to taking on tough business challenges and our commitment to delivering extraordinary results.
"When, in 1984, Mitt Romney left Bain & Company to found Bain Capital, it was the beginning of a steady migration that has populated the global private equity industry with hundreds of 'ex-Bainies,' many of them now in charge of major private equity franchises."
- David Snow, "Stateside: the Bain Diaspora," Private Equity International, Dec./Jan. 2007/08
It's only natural that Bain spun off one of the most successful global private equity firms. We pioneered the business of private equity consulting. We remain the market leader, working with virtually all the major funds worldwide. And many of our alumni have become highly successful private equity professionals. There are currently over 1,000 Bain alumni working in private equity, which represents 15% of all Bain alumni, and more than half are at partner level or above.