Hugh MacArthur is a director in the Boston office and head of Bain’s Global Private Equity Practice. He helped found the practice 15 years ago, and works with a variety of private equity funds and alternative asset managers, including traditional buyout firms, hedge funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, distressed debt funds, sovereign wealth funds, venture capital firms and banks.
Working with these investment firms, Hugh has led assignments on asset class strategy, geographic footprint, fund operations, organizational effectiveness, fund raising, investment deal generation, strategic due diligence and portfolio company improvement. He has advised funds in the US, Europe, India and Asia, and has worked on hundreds of deals in leveraged buyout, restructuring assignments and merger integration.
Hugh has authored frequently on private equity value creation, state of the industry, and other related topics in publications around the globe, including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economic Times of India, China Daily, Forbes, and London Business School’s Business Strategy Review. He is also the author of the book Lessons From Private Equity Any Company Can Use, published by Harvard Business Press in January of 2008.
In addition to his Private Equity leadership role, Hugh is the former Chief Investment Officer for Bain & Company, Inc. In this role Hugh coordinated and oversaw Bain employee after-tax investment portfolios exceeding $500mm, including private equity fund investments, deal by deal co-investment, hedge fund, distressed debt, and other investments. He also advised on 401k and other corporate investment matters.
Hugh earned a Master of Science degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management with highest honors. Prior to attending MIT, he worked in consulting and in mergers and acquisitions in New York and London. Hugh is also a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he earned an AB in History with highest honors.
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