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2025 Full Time Private Equity Analyst-Associate Program

Bain Capital

Bain Capital

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Bain Capital Overview

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $185 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

Bain Capital Private Equity Overview

To date, Bain Capital Private Equity has raised twelve global private equity funds, five European funds and four Asian funds; and made over 1,100 investments. Our private equity activity primarily includes leveraged buyouts and growth capital invested across a wide variety of sectors. We believe the most critical ingredients in a company’s success are the management team and the alignment of management incentives with those of the investors. Our portfolio companies have significant management-equity ownership as a key part of the investment strategy. Bain Capital professionals are significant investors in each transaction, which achieves an alignment of goals with portfolio company management teams.

The group has developed significant expertise in several business areas including technology, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, industrial and consumer products. Transaction types include leveraged acquisitions, expansion capital, growth buyouts, turnarounds, consolidation plays, private buyouts, public company recapitalizations, convertible preferred investments, and financial restructurings.

Private Equity Analyst-Associate Position Description

The Private Equity full-time, Analyst-Associate program is a three year commitment (with potential for a 4th year). Spend your first two years as an Analyst, followed by 1-2 years as an Associate. This opportunity commences in July 2025 with an extensive, multi-week training program that is designed to introduce Bain Capital’s value-added investment approach. All Analysts start their careers in the Boston office.

The breadth of industries, the multiple types of investments, and the overall deal volume provide a unique opportunity for Analysts to gain significant experience in a short period of time.

Bain Capital professionals are exposed to a broad set of situations and companies, and systematically develop skills as a value-added investor -- not just a financial engineer. Analysts will learn how to evaluate investment opportunities through the application of fundamental strategic analysis in addition to the more traditional financial modeling.

Analysts may also be exposed to a variety of portfolio company issues (e.g. potential add-on investments, liquidity options, improving core operations) and will gain unique operating experience.

Candidates should have an excellent academic track record and strong quantitative, leadership and communication skills. The Private Equity Analyst-Associate opportunity is available only to students who are currently in an undergraduate program.

In addition to submitting your Workday application, we ask that you also complete this brief online assessment with our partners at the Predictive Index so that we can learn a bit more about your ability to process complex information. Note that we will not be able to consider you for interviews until we receive both your Workday application and Predictive Index assessments.

The assessment is broken-up into two sections – an untimed Behavioral Assessment, which measures work and communication needs, and a timed 12-minute Cognitive Assessment measuring a person’s capacity to learn, adapt and grasp new concepts. Please set aside a total of 15-20 undisturbed minutes to complete this. Once you complete the Behavioral Assessment, Predictive Index will email you a separate link to complete the timed Cognitive Assessment (this is a different link than the one above). Please check your spam folder if you do not immediately receive the second link or reach out to Sam Parlato with any questions. Feel free to check out this practice test which has been designed to familiarize you with the PI Cognitive Assessment process. Your answers to these sample questions do not affect your official PI Cognitive Assessment results.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews starting in late July. Please submit your application no later than June 17 if you would like to be considered to attend recruiting events in New York City this summer. If you submit your application after that date, you will still be considered in our interview process. Please reach out to our team if you are experiencing any timing pressures and we will expedite review of your application.

Bain Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.