Kara Murphy is a partner in Bain & Company's Boston office. She has worked at Bain since 2000.
Kara has led more than 175 healthcare private equity diligences and has worked extensively with private-equity backed portfolio companies. Her private equity work spans the healthcare value chain of med tech, pharma, providers, payers, services and IT.
Kara also has worked with corporate clients across the healthcare value chain on issues ranging from M&A to growth strategy to performance improvement.
Kara earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is also a graduate of Tufts University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Quantitative Economics.
- “Welcome Letter: Sizing Up the Great Adaptation,” Report, marzo 16, 2022
- “Healthcare Private Equity Market 2021: The Year in Review ,” Report, marzo 16, 2022
- “Covid-19 Fallout: Investing to Handle Pandemics Present and Future,” Report, marzo 16, 2022
- “Now Playing: The Return of the Healthcare Megadeal,” Report, marzo 16, 2022
- “Growth Equity Blossoms in Emerging Tech-Related Healthcare Firms ,” Report, marzo 15, 2022
In the News
- “Megadeals are here to stay, and they’re redefining the healthcare landscape,” Press release, marzo 15, 2022
- “Healthcare private equity buyouts posted record-setting volumes in 2020 after a year of unprecedented upheaval for global healthcare,” Press release, marzo 16, 2021
- “HCIT M&A in the wake of COVID-19; Blackstone goes shopping,” PE Hub, marzo 12, 2020, Healthcare
- “Column: Bain's Kara Murphy on the Amazon Effect, provider deal flow ,” Buyouts, abril 18, 2018, Healthcare
- “Early Move Into Behavioral Health Leads to 12-Times Return for Waud,” WSJ Pro, marzo 27, 2018, Private Equity