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The Saturday Ticker: Weather, Russert, Tapper

Two of the the Weather Channel’s three owners may be looking to sell. Blackstone Group and Bain Capital acquired the company, along with NBCUniversal, in 2008. The deal could see the TV channel and the company’s weather data serviceShow More Summary

Who Wants to Buy The Weather Channel?

Bloomberg reports that the companies that own The Weather Channel—including Bain Capital, Blackstone, and NBC Universal—appear to be in the beginning stages of talks to sell the Atlanta-based weather behemoth. The question is: who would buy it? Let's speculate! Read more...

Is Toms selling out to Mitt Romney's old shop?

T he philanthropic shoe company that started the “one for one” retail movement has struck a one-for-one deal for itself. Bain Capital will take a 50 percent stake in Toms. Launched in 2006, the Los Angeles company gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair bought. Show More Summary

Symphony Commerce Raises $21.5M To Build Out Its Commerce-As-A-Service Toolset

Symphony Commerce has raised a $21.5 million Series B round of capital, led by CRV, and participated in by Bain Capital, and FirstMark Capital. Previously, Symphony raised a $12.2 million Series A round of funding. Both Bain and FirstMark took part in that prior funding event. Read More

America's First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise?

I was shocked and deeply moved when I heard the news this morning - Bain Capital is purchasing 50 percent of TOMS, the One For One shoe, eyewear, and fashion company that for eight years has been giving products to kids in need for every product a person buys. Show More Summary

Toms sells 50% stake to Bain capital, proving social entrepreneurship can be profitable

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Toms Shoes may not have invented the social enterprise – a for-profit blend of business and philanthropy – but it surely popularized the concept among both consumers and investors. It even spawned a new name for the phenomenon called...Show More Summary

Bain Capital Buys 50 Percent Stake in TOMS Shoes

Bain Capital has agreed to purchase a 50 percent ownership stake of TOMS Shoes--a good thing for the one-for-one business model?

Toms Sells Half of Itself to Bain Capital

The fashion purveyor agreed on Wednesday to sell half of itself to Bain Capital, bringing an end to a two-month sales process that drew in a number of potential bidders interested in buying a stake.

Guitar Center and Private Equity’s Magical Growth Curve

Yves here. We've featured Eric Garland's past posts on Guitar Center, a case study of how a private equity firms (originally Bain Capital, now Ares Capital as a result of a restructuring when the company was on the verge of failure) run businesses into the ground for fun and profit. Show More Summary

JPMorgan To Sell Its $1.3 Billion Loan Portfolio

By Bidness Etc: By Troy Kuhn The credit arm of Bain Capital, Sankatay, won the auction for JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s (NYSE:JPM) debt portfolio, which includes Mezzanine loans in North America and Europe, and special securities in Asia and Australia. Show More Summary

Ex-Symantec CEO Enrique Salem Joins Bain Capital Ventures

He becomes the third managing director in the firm's Silicon Valley office as it continues to ramp up its investing there.

Michaels I.P.O. Prices at $17, at Low End of Range

The arts and craft retailer raises $472 million in the offering, but its private equity owners -- Bain Capital and Blackstone -- have already reaped a $714 million dividend.

Hedge Fund Highlights: Warren Buffett, John Paulson & Bain Capital

Warren Buffett’s BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway gets U.S. deadline to solve grain backlog (Financial Post) Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. face a June 27 deadline to say how they will clear a backlog of grain shipments that has some farmers fuming over rotting wheat and late deliveries. The U.S. Surface […]

Morning Agenda: Searching for Young Financial Advisers

The average financial adviser in the United States is older than 50. | A longtime managing director at Bain Capital is starting a new investment fund. | The law at the heart of the latest Christie inquiry. | The publisher Hachette has agreed to buy Perseus.

Bain Capital’s Andrew Balson Starts New Private Equity Fund

Andrew B. Balson, a longtime managing director at Bain Capital, has left to start a new investment fund to be based in Boston.

The Pipeline: Yahoo's white guys, Fab goes furniture shopping, and Bitcoin gets a bowl game

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for June 18 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications. Deals and money plays Boston… Bain Capital Ventures...Show More Summary

Bain Capital Ventures Raises $850 Million In Two New Funds

3 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Bain Capital Ventures only needed two months to raise $850 million for its latest two funds. The firm began fundraising for its $650 million BCV 2014 investment vehicle and a $200 million coinvestment fund on April 2nd and had wrapped up financing for the two funds by June 6th, according to document shown to TechCrunch. Show More Summary

Bain Capital Ventures Raises $935 Million to Back Growth Firms

The new pool of money for Bain Capital Ventures, an affiliate of the private equity firm Bain Capital, is intended to allow the fund to make bigger investments in more mature companies.

2 Private Equity Settlements Followed Failure of Broader Talks

While fighting a lawsuit that accused them of illegal collusion on buyouts, the biggest private equity firms adopted a strategy of sticking together. But after collective settlement talks broke down, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs broke ranks and struck their own deals, ratcheting up the pressure on the other firms.

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