Thursday, November 16, 2006

Who’s behind the Clear Channel buyout

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio broadcaster, agreed to a leveraged buyout by Thomas H. Lee and Bain Capital Partners LLC that values the company at about $19 billion.


Bain Capital LLC is a Boston, Massachusetts-based private equity firm founded in 1984 by Mitt Romney, the current Governor of Massachusetts, and two other partners from Bain & Company, the consulting firm: T. Coleman Andrews and Eric Kriss. Bain Capital was originally conceived as a combined equity start-up and leveraged buyout fund, an innovative strategy at the time.

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