Private equity firm
Has made investments in more than 250 companies since 1984 including Toys'R'Us, MYOB and Gymboree. Bain has about US$17 billion in assets. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for USA president in 2012, was a co-founder of the company.
|Bain Capital LP||USA||website|
|Bain Capital LP|
In 2005, Toys "R" Us was purchased in a US$6.6 billion leveraged buyout by private equity firms Bain Capital, KKR, and Vornado Realty Trust. While Toys "R" Us' revenues remained steady over the next 13 years - US$11.1 billion in sales in 2017 - the retailer was saddled with debt it couldn't repay. By 2007, 97% of the company's operating income was consumed by interest, which left the company unable to upgrade technology or evolve its business model. The heavy debt load eventually led Toy "R" Us to file for bankruptcy in 2018. The company liquidated in June of 2018 and closed their remaining 800 stores. Over 33,000 employees of the company lost their jobs and their severance payments in bankruptcy court. The PE companies controlling the Toys "R" Us bankruptcy refused buyers that would have saved thousands of jobs and instead chose liquidation to maximize the financial extraction. The private equity firms that owned Toys "R" Us collected more than $470 million in fees and interest from the retailer over the ownership period, while a total of 64,000 jobs were lost.
Source: United 4 Respect (2019)
In 2014 this company agreed to pay US$54 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the Boston firm and several other major private equity firms colluded to keep rivals from outbidding them on giant buyout deals.
Source: Boston Globe (2014)
This 2012 report by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights reveals how Bain Capital owned Sensata Technologies pays their young women workers in China just 99 cents to $1.35 an hour to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week. These workers have no freedom of religion, no freedom of speech, no political freedoms and no right to the International Labor Organization's internationally recognized labor rights standards. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: Global Labour Rights (2012)
This company claims on its website to support charities and not-for-profit organisations through its Bain Capital Community Partnership program.
Source: company website (2016)
Mitt Romney, US presidential candidate in 2012, was head of this company when fraud was committed. When the fraud was reported to the US Department of Justice (2001), he 'retroactively retired'(1999) to conceal his involvement and avoid investigation. President George W. Bush's appointment of a lawyer from this company's secret law firm as a US Attorney guaranteed Romney would not be investigated despite public docket records, FEC and SEC filings showing that he profited from corruption, fraud and racketeering.
Source: Politicus USA (2012)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2014)
|Subsidiaries||Domino's Pizza, Inc (30% owned)|
|Address||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|