Michael Robbins is a partner in Bain & Company's Washington, DC, office. He leads the firm's Corporate Finance practice in the Americas, focused on corporate, transaction and capital market strategies. He is also an expert in Bain's Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Michael has more than 10 years of management consulting experience, advising leading businesses on their biggest opportunities and challenges.
Michael's corporate finance and M&A work serves both Bain's corporate and private equity clients. Within M&A, he has worked on a broad range of issues from inorganic growth strategy and due diligence to joint venture design and merger integration. Within corporate finance, he has worked extensively on corporate strategy, transactions and capital markets projects. His work has spanned a variety of industries, focusing primarily on industrial sectors such as automotive, water and chemicals. He also has significant experience advising clients in the financial services industry, specifically in the payments sector, as well as technology, media and telecommunications.
He has applied his consulting expertise globally with Bain, having served clients in the firm's New York and Tokyo offices. He has also held a number of leadership roles at Bain in both recruiting and human resources.
Prior to joining Bain in 2003, Michael worked as a director of strategy for Kyoto Research Park, and at Kyoto Convention Bureau leading its global marketing. He is also a cofounder and board member of Imtakt USA, an analytical instrument firm.
Michael earned an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in history from Columbia University.
- “More "Financial Engineering" Will Not Work,” Aviation Week, February 2016, Article
- “Should You Rethink Assumptions About M&A Valuations?,” CFO.com, November 2015, Article
- “Rethinking M&A Valuation Assumptions,” Brief, October 2015
- “Breaking Out of the No-Growth Trap,” Brief, December 2014