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Bain Capital Finalizes Acquisition of Guidehouse for $5.3 Billion

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Bain Capital Private Equity ("Bain Capital") has finalized the acquisition of Guidehouse, a consulting and managed services provider, in a deal valued at $5.3 billion. 

Announced on November 6, 2023, the acquisition brings Guidehouse under the umbrella of Bain Capital, with the consultancy set to continue its operations under its existing management team, led by CEO Scott McIntyre.

This is technology M&A deal number 305 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2023. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals for 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

Guidehouse is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The company has 12,494 employees listed on LinkedIn. Guidehouse’s areas of expertise include management, technology, and risk consulting, as well as providing digital services and business process outsourcing.

Bain Capital, founded in 1984, operates from Boston, Massachusetts. The company has 1,683 employees listed on LinkedIn. Bain Capital’s areas of expertise include healthcare, consumer/retail, financial and business services, industrials, and technology, media, and telecommunications.

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is a global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets. 

The company specializes in transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation, with a workforce of over 17,000 professionals in more than 55 locations worldwide. 

Guidehouse addresses complex challenges and significant regulatory pressures, leveraging expertise in both public and private sector consulting.

Bain Acquires Guidehouse: Executive Commentary

Scott McIntyre, CEO, Guidehouse, commented:

"We are pleased to announce the successful close of this transaction. We are grateful for the partnership we had with Veritas Capital, under whose ownership and guidance we were able to create Guidehouse and grow it nearly fivefold. We view the transaction as an endorsement of our business and Guidehouse's track record of best-in-class client delivery capabilities, and we look forward to this next chapter of our evolution in partnership with Bain Capital."

About Bain Capital Private Equity

Bain Capital Private Equity has been investing in and partnering with management teams since 1984, building companies across various industries.

The firm has a global team of over 280 investment professionals and manages approximately $180 billion in total assets. Bain Capital Private Equity focuses on key verticals including healthcare, consumer/retail, financial and business services, industrials, and technology, media, and telecommunications.