About Bain Capital Partnership Strategies

Bain Capital Partnership Strategies partners with talented investment teams around the world. Originally formed in 2005 to find investments for the partners of Bain Capital, our Boston-based team combines rigorous fundamental research with a global perspective to pursue compelling investment strategies. We have a long-term time horizon and flexible capital and work with investment teams to create collaborative partnerships. Since inception, Bain Capital Partnership Strategies has been funded predominantly by the Bain Capital partner group. We began accepting external capital in 2018.

Our Approach

Drawing on Bain Capital’s 35 years of alternative investment experience, we employ an analytical, data-driven investment process to create partnerships we believe offer uncommonly attractive absolute and risk-adjusted returns. We combine our long-term time horizon with our flexible capital to build lasting relationships with leading investment teams.

Often we invest in specialized or niche strategies that are complex or difficult to access. We work tenaciously to identify and screen for these unique opportunities, harnessing Bain Capital’s global resources to conduct comprehensive diligence and make reasoned investment decisions.

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We seek to build long-term partnership with talented investment teams. We have patient, long-term capital and want to collaborate to design flexible capital partnerships that are customized for a specific strategy or situation. Currently, we focus on two strategies: Partnership Strategies and Emerging Markets.

Partnership Strategies

Partnership Strategies

Our Partnership Strategies effort seeks to create partnerships with investment teams looking to launch, grow, or re-capitalize their firms. We seek specialized investment strategies that we believe are capable of generating attractive returns. We are a value-added capital partner that draws on Bain Capital’s resources and experience from 35 years in the investment industry, our prior track record of partnering with over 100 investment firms, and our team’s global perspective.

Partnership Strategies

Emerging Markets

Since the inception of Partnership Strategies we have invested in emerging markets globally. We believe the long-term economic growth and modernization of emerging and frontier countries can generate compelling investment results for patient capital in these developing regions. Furthermore, given the substantial inefficiencies we observe in emerging markets, we believe active management can generate investment returns meaningfully above benchmark indices.

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We’re seeking differentiated strategies where we can build long-term relationships with talented investors.