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  •  Bain Capital was company formed by Bain partners (2+ / 0-)
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    litoralis, ahumbleopinion

    in 1984 as a venture capital fund.  It was a separate entity from the start.  In 1989 its business model changed from a  venture capital fund to a PE company.  

    When it was more of a venture capital fund it invested seed money in Staples (among other companies) which gave Staples the capital to grow.  

    The change to a private equity/LBO business model in 1989 was a change from investing in start up companies to give them capital to grow to taking over mature companies and "restructuring" them.  

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