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30 companies Mitt Romney's Bain Capital invested in from 1986-1998

Published: Sunday, June 17 2012 2:37 p.m. MDT

Associated Press
Two different economic philosophies are facing off in the 2012 presidential election as President Barack Obama seeks to portray challenger Mitt Romney as a corporate raider, and Romney seeks to define Obama as someone who doesn't understand how business works. President Obama has criticized Romney's work as a venture capitalist, highlighting companies such as AMPAD, Dade, GST Steel, and Stage on his website. In turn, Romney has criticized Obama's record in giving loans to companies like Solyndra. The information for this list is taken from a private prospectus developed by Deutsche Banc Alex in 2000, which includes the investment history of Bain Capital from 1984 through 1999 and has been posted online by The Los Angeles Times. Company profiles and information have been gathered from various online sources, and are frequently linked throughout. Employment figures come from various sources as well, including business information site hoovers.com and mittromney.com. To see a list of 30 investments the Obama administration has been a part of through the Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office, click here.
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Instereo
Eureka, UT

Do we invest in the future or in the past. It seems that Pres. Obama was looking to the future along with maintaining some aspects of the past. Romney on the other hand was firmly rooted in the old money of the past.

stuff
Provo, UT

Domino's Pizza Year: 1998
Investment: Bain reportedly paid $1 billion for the controlling stake
Realized: The Boston Globe estimates Bain saw a 500 percent return

That would be a $500 BILLION return from Domino's Pizza! Really?

In 2000, Domino's Pizza Total Revenue was $1.166 Billion. Domino's would have to pay the equivalent of their entire revenue to Bain, without paying any other expense or tax, for over 400 years in order for Bain to make a 500% return.

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

@stuff - a 500% return is 5 times the investment, not 500 times the investment.

haggie
Visalia, CA

Hey Stuff, Bain Capital's investment was $1 billion and their net increase was 500% on their investment. Which could mean between income and capital gains they had a 500% increase.

Also, 500% is equivelant to 5 times the investments or $5Billion in returns (net income or capital gains).

ignoramus
Boise, ID

One of the most interesting office-supply items I got from Staples recently was the big red easy button. You see it on the commercial all the time. Something good happens and just hit the easy button. The button says "that was easy". The button is only about five dollars and demand for the easy button has gone way up since Mitt announced his candidacy.Does it make $1 million? Probably not. But it sure is fun.I like Mitt's style a lot! Having worked with creative consultants in my past life I find some of the most valuable things they do is to leave a new way of thinking and positive attitude.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Umm..so why is there criticism of Bain and Romney? All they did was make money and jobs overall. This must be a completely foreign concept to so called "progressives".

johnnylingo62
Gray, TN

DN that was a great List with synopsis of Bain's early work when Romney was involved. I can see how he amassed his fortune. I'm surprised at the percentage of winners compared to losers - he has quite a good record of getting in and getting out as other investors bought into the businesses.
I know that Obama wants to attack Romney, but geez,, there's just not much there to complain about - nobody's perfect, but Romney's record is quite good. Romney and his partners were moneymaking gurus in the capitalistic business world of America. Kudos for their savvy decisions and willingness to invest in troubled companies.

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