Many private equity deal-makers are investing at a healthy clip in Europe, particularly as soaring stock markets are making potential acquisitions in the United States appear prohibitively high.
The private equity funds Apax Partners and Bain Capital have made a $8.8 billion offer for the Portuguese assets of Brazilian telecom operator Oi, a move that could lead to a bidding war with the French telecom firm Altice.
Bain Capital‘s Brookside Capital has trimmed its exposure to PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT), as a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed. The investor sold 340,804 shares of the company, reducing its position to some 2.42 million shares, equal to 7.30% of PTC Therapeutics’ common stock. Show More Summary
H earing Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie describe the day in August when he announced that he was going to sell 50 percent of his company to Bain Capital as “one of the most proud days I’ve had in eight years” was a bit of surprise. After...Show More Summary
This morning Infusionsoft, makers of marketing automation software serving the small business sector, announced a new $55 million round of funding headed by the likes of Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs. This brings Infusionsoft’s total of funding raised to over $125 million, since its founding in 2001. Show More Summary
Infusionsoft, a company that makes sales and marketing software for small businesses, is announcing that it has raised $55 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from past investors Signal Peak Ventures and Goldman Sachs, as well as Arthur Ventures and Allure Ventures. Show More Summary
Today Infusionsoft announced that it closed a $55 Million invested led by Bain Capital Ventures. Infusionsoft is the leader in small business CRM solutions for small businesses. This investment continues to validate: the strength ofShow More Summary
In 2012, Mitt Romney’s history at Bain Capital was scrutinized with an 80 percent zoomed in magnifying glass. An article entitled, “Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital” garnered over 160,000 shares on Rolling Stone. Bain trampled on smaller companies in its pursuit of wealth and power, according to the […]
In 2012, Mitt Romney’s history at Bain Capital was scrutinized with an 80 percent zoomed in magnifying glass. An article entitled, “Greed and...
By Matthew Smith: It appears that there is going to be further M&A in tech-land as rumors surfaced yesterday that Silver Lake Partners was looking at making an offer for Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY), joining Bain Capital and other private equity firms who have expressed interest. Show More Summary
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
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...
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
Brookside Capital is a hedge fund founded by several Bain Consulting employees in the 1980s, as a mechanism to provide investors with direct profit from the management skills they had acquired at Bain. Brookside is a subsidiary of Bain Capital and invests in most sectors of the economy. However, its portfolio, worth more than $4.1 […]
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
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 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 has agreed to purchase a 50 percent ownership stake of TOMS Shoes--a good thing for the one-for-one business model?
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.
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