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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

2 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.

Mark Nunnelly Has Retired as Bain Capital Director

Mark Nunnelly, 55, a longtime managing director of Bain Capital, will continue to serve on the boards of a number of Bain's portfolio companies.

Morning 10: Manhattan rent rise | Goldman settlement | Charter schools

Manhattan's median apartment rent hit a five-year high of $3,300 in the first quarter of 2014, according to a new report. Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital have agreed to settle for $121 million a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Morning Agenda: Mickelson Not Linked to Clorox

Phil Mickelson did not trade in shares of Clorox as Carl C. Icahn was mounting a takeover bid for the company in 2011. | For Goldman, Alibaba is a symbol of what could have been. | Goldman and Bain Capital agreed to end a lawsuit involving the “club deal.” | Hillshire's conundrum.

Goldman and Bain to Pay $121 Million in Collusion Case

Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital have agreed to settle a lawsuit involving the "club deal," a popular takeover tactic during the buyout boom, while several of private equity's biggest firms are scheduled for trial in the case.

Concurrent lands $10M to catalyze the Big Data app economy

Concurrent, a San Francisco-based startup working to simplify the development of applications atop Hadoop, announced on Monday that it has raised $10 million in Series B financing led by new investor Bain Capital Ventures. Existing backers Rembrandt Ventures and True … Continue reading ?

Cascading champion Concurrent raises $10M

3 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Big data startup Concurrent has raised a $10 million series B round of venture capital from Bain Capital Ventures, Rembrandt Ventures and True Ventures (Disclosure: True Ventures is also an investor in Gigaom). The company actually made its name building and supporting Cascading, a framework that many folks use to […]

Apixio raises $13.5M to bring NLP to health care

3 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Apixio has raised a $13.5 million series C round of venture capital from Bain Capital Ventures and several angel investors. The company’s technology extracts data from numerous types of medical records, including patient charts and doctors’ notes, in order to help hospitals and insurance companies get a better sense […]

Obama Golfs with Bain Lobbyist

After assailing Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital for much of the 2012 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama golfed last Saturday with a Bain lobbyist. According to Politico, Obama golfed with Joe O’Neill, described as "aShow More Summary

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