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Jun 14, 2016

Quick Turnaround for Bain Nets 3x Return on Security Play Blue Coat

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On Sunday, Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) announced the acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, a leading provider of cloud security technologies, for $4.65bn. It is Symantec’s largest deal in a decade. For Bain Capital, the private equity firm that controls Blue Coat, it is a very impressive tech exit with the firm earning 3x its investment in less than 18 months.

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