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Special Situations Portfolio Group Associate

Bain Capital

Bain Capital

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Established in 1984, Bain Capital is one of the world's leading private investment firms with approximately $185 billion in assets under management. Bain Capital manages a range of strategies including private equity, special situations, public equity, credit, venture capital, real estate, life sciences, and impact investments. Our competitive advantage is grounded in a diligence-intensive, value-added investment approach that enables the firm to deliver industry-leading returns for its investors. Headquartered in Boston, Bain Capital has offices in Chicago, Dublin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo.


Bain Capital Special Situations has invested $28 billion in more than 850 deals across a balanced geographic mix of investments in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific since its founding in 2002. We provide bespoke capital solutions to meet the diverse needs of companies, entrepreneurs, and asset owners - in all market cycles. The strategy brings together equity and credit expertise, as well as corporate and real asset expertise, to provide solutions which cannot be met by traditional providers. Our dedicated, global team of approximately 140 investment and portfolio professionals contribute the local expertise and capabilities that enable these diverse investments.


Bain Capital has a dedicated global Portfolio Group within the firm’s Special Situations business. The Portfolio Group is responsible for fund and asset management and leads the strategy and analysis on fund construction, risk, and opportunities for the Special Situations funds ($20B AUM).

The Portfolio Group works side-by-side with Special Situations leadership and deal teams to provide extensive support, whenever and wherever needed on analytical, strategic, and operating issues. These capabilities help to optimize Bain Capital funds through leverage, cash management, and portfolio construction, and to develop and execute strategies in underlying portfolio companies to gain competitive advantage and achieve superior growth. We are currently hiring an Associate to work as part of the Portfolio Group in our Boston office.


  • Build and maintain projection models for all GSS funds and SMAs
  • Monitor cash position of GSS funds; maintain funding pipeline and coordinate capital calls / distributions
  • Assist with fund financing initiatives, including structuring, modeling and fund-level impact analyses
  • Provide analytical support in fundraising and investor reporting processes for the GSS business
  • Assist with management of US Special Situations portfolio reporting that tracks value creation initiatives, risk factors, and KPIs
  • Maintain system for tracking fund information for the entire Special Situations business, including asset allocations, capital activity, investor composition, returns history and trajectory, fund financings, risk factors, and value creation initiatives


  • Strong academic credentials (BS/BA from highly-regarded institution) and a demonstrated track record of successful work experience
  • 1-4 years of corporate or finance experience with a strong preference for prior asset management experience
  • Robust Excel skills with an ability to efficiently and effectively analyze large sets of data
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to manage relationships across various levels of seniority throughout the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced, team-oriented environment
  • A successful candidate must have a positive, can-do attitude while demonstrating the capability to use critical thinking to create analyses to answer complex questions about the business