Dan Haas is a director in Bain & Company’s Boston office and is the former head of the firm’s Americas Private Equity Practice. He co-founded the practice 15 years ago and works with a variety of private equity funds and alternative asset investors, including traditional buyout firms, hedge funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, distressed debt funds, sovereign wealth funds, family firms and institutional investors.
Dan has lived and worked for Bain in both the United States and Europe over the course of his career. Consulting Magazine recognized Dan in its annual list of "Top 25 Consultants" in 2008.
In his role at Bain, he primarily focuses on asset class strategy, fund operations, organizational effectiveness, investment deal generation, strategic due diligence and portfolio company improvement. He has partnered with funds and investors across North America, Europe and Latin America.
Dan has advised on hundreds of deals in leveraged buyout, debt and restructuring assignments. He is also an active advisor to corporate M&A and merger integration programs.
Additionally, he has served on Bain’s board of directors, as well as the firm's Nominating Committee. He currently serves on the firm’s Investment Committee.
Dan’s writing has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and Worldlink, and his LBO expertise has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Private Equity, The Daily Deal, Reuters and Bloomberg News.
He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and history from Brown University.
- “Are Longer Holding Periods the Wave of the Future in Private Equity?,” Forbes.com, April 2018, Article
- “Can Private Equity Beat Corporate Buyers at Their Own Game?,” Forbes.com, March 2018, Article
- “Private Equity Fund-Raising Has Been Good—Maybe Too Good?,” Forbes.com, March 2018, Article
- “It's a Seller's Market for Private Equity Funds,” Forbes.com, March 2018, Article
- “Private Equity Deal Value Rises in a Crowded Market,” Forbes.com, March 2018, Article