Mitt Romney, back in his Bain Capital days. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Mitt Romney, shown here when he was president of Bain Capital. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Mitt Romney, back in his Bain Capital days. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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What Do Private Equity Firms Actually Do?

The story of one company purchased by Bain Capital, the private-equity firm co-founded by Mitt Romney.

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