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#349: Private Equity, Explained

February 29th, 2012

Episode 454 of 964 episodes

Today, in the second of our two-part series on private equity, we take another look at Bain Capital — the firm co-founded by Mitt Romney.Last Tuesday, in the first part of the series, we looked at a deal Bain did during Romney's tenure that went bad. Today, we tell the story of a deal that turned out better.And we dig into the arguments about private equity's broad role in the economy.

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