Bain Capital, with $65 billion in assets, has been squarely in the political limelight ever since Mitt Romney’s Republican primary rivals began knocking his private-sector background as “vulture capitalism,” uncharitably describing his nearly 15-year tenure actively running the place. Often that light has not flattered, casting the company as an emblem of a lopsided system that’s great for the wealthy (sweet returns for executives, advantageous tax rates) but less so for the unwealthy (factory closures, layoffs, bankruptcies).
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