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5 Big Things Bain Capital Seeks When Investing In IT Companies

From the ability to displace an incumbent to having great teams, here are the five areas Bain Capital looks at when selecting an IT company to invest in.

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What Bain Capital Looks For In A Technology Company

Bain Capital’s David Humphrey (pictured) has been scouring the technology landscape for two decades choosing and searching for the right IT companies to place its bet on.

“The technology markets are as active as they’ve ever been in private equity,” said Humphrey, managing director and co-head of Bain Capital’s North American private equity business, responsible for $10 billion in technology portfolio investments.

The Boston-based global investment giant has a value-added investment philosophy aimed at taking IT companies to the next level of growth through a unique partnership.

“We feel like we bring our own approach to it in a way that can be supportive of companies and help them to grow,” said Humphrey, who is a member of the board of directors at Nutanix, Rocket Software and NortonLifeLock. “We invest in our capabilities to partner with these companies. So we have a portfolio support team of over 30 people in North America. We roll up our sleeves when we partner with our companies to support them across all elements of their technology business.”

Humphrey talked to CRN about some of the key aspects Bain Capital looks for in an IT company to potentially invest in.

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