Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $160 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.

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Bain Capital Credit & Special Situations invests globally across the credit spectrum and in credit-related strategies, with $57 billion in assets under management*. We invest in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, structured products, direct lending, bespoke capital solutions, structured equity, hard assets, and distressed securities.

Bain Capital Credit’s 167 investment professionals seek to identify attractive credit opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and are supported by robust operational and technical resources.

*AUM is estimated as of December 31, 2021

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Bain Capital Credit was founded as Sankaty Advisors in 1998 on the premise that the same successful models of analysis developed in Bain Capital’s Private Equity business could be applied to credit investing.

January 1998

Firm’s inception

May 1999

Inception of first U.S. cash flow Collateralized Loan Obligation (“CLO”) (Great Point 1999-1)

January 2001

Inception of Senior Loan Strategy

December 2002

Launch of the Credit Opportunities Program (“COPs”)

December 2002

Credit Opportunities I (“COPs I”) holds final close

April 2005

Acquires and assumes management of Katonah Collateralized Loan Obligations (“CLOs”)

July 2005

Opening of
Chicago office

August 2005

Opening of
London office

December 2005

Credit Opportunities II
(“COPs II”) holds final close

July 2006

Inception of first Euro cash flow Collateralized Loan Obligation (“CLO”) (Nash Point I)

March 2007

Credit Opportunities III (“COPs III”) holds final close

July 2008

Credit Opportunities IV (“COPs IV”) holds final close

February 2009

Inception of Bain Capital Senior Loan Fund, LP (“SLF”)

March 2009

Opening of
New York office

October 2009

Inception of High Income (“HI”) Strategy

April 2010

Bain Capital Middle Market Credit (“MMC 10”) holds final close

April 2011

Inception of Bain Capital High Income Partnership, LP ("HIP")

January 2013

Bain Capital Distressed
and Special Situations
2013 (“DSS 13”) holds
final close

February 2013

Opening of Melbourne office

November 2013

Inception of Senior Direct Lending ("SDL") Strategy

December 2013

Bain Capital Middle Market Credit 14 (“MMC 14”) holds final close CLO Partners (“CLOPs”) holds final close

August 2014

Launch of Bain Capital Senior Loan Fund’s Socially Responsible Investment,LP ("SRI") sleeve

October 2014

Opening of
Dublin office

November 2014

Opening of
Hong Kong office

May 2015

Bain Capital Direct Lending 2015 holds final close

December 2015

Acquires and assumes management of Collateralized Loan Obligations (“CLOs”) Cavalry II, III, IV, and V

August 2016

Distressed and Special Situations 16 (“DSS 16”) holds final close

October 2016

Bain Capital Specialty Finance,Inc., a Business DevelopmentCompany (BDC), launches

May 2017

Launch of Bain Capital Structured Credit Fund (“SCF”)

August 2017

Opening of Sydney office

April 2017
January 2018

Opening of Guangzhou office

February 2018

Opening of Madrid office

August 2018

Opening of Seoul office

April 2018

Bain Capital Special Situations Asia holds final close

August 2018
November 2018
October 2019

Opening of Mumbai office

March 2019
September 2019
October 2019
January 2020

Opening of Singapore office

May 2020
July 2020


We partner with some of the most sophisticated institutions from around the world, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and others. We are proud of the long-standing relationships we have built with our investors during the last 22 years, and we seek to provide transparency and best-in-class service.

Since inception, our culture has emphasized strong alignment with the interests of our partners. We are a private employee-owned firm, and we invest our own capital alongside our limited partners. We have more than $1 billion of employee co-investment committed across the Bain Capital Credit funds.

For more information about our investment opportunities, please contact our Investor Relations team at

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Bain Capital Credit utilizes a strategic, fact-based, and diligence-driven investment approach that by definition includes a multitude of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations. We believe that strong ESG diligence leads to better investment outcomes.

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Bain Capital Credit By the Numbers



Bain Capital Credit founded as Sankaty Advisors to apply successful models of analysis to credit investing



Bain Capital Credit employees work in fourteen offices worldwide


Assets Under Management

Invested across the full spectrum of credit strategies as of December 31, 2021