Michael Robbins is the Managing Partner of our Washington, D.C., office. He leads our Corporate Finance practice in the Americas, focused on corporate, transaction and capital market strategies. He is also a leader in our Advanced Manufacturing & Services (AMS) practices, spearheading the post-acquisition center of excellence to help financial sponsors, family offices and corporations maximize the value of their investments.
Michael has more than 15 years of management consulting experience, advising leading businesses on their biggest opportunities and challenges. He has applied his consulting expertise globally with Bain, having been based in the firm's New York and Tokyo offices.
Michael's corporate finance and M&A work serves both Bain's corporate and private equity clients. Within corporate finance, he has worked extensively on corporate strategy, transactions and capital markets projects. His M&A work ranges from inorganic growth strategy and due diligence to joint venture design and merger integration.
Michael’s AMS work cuts across sectors with significant depth in automotive, water and building products. As part of those efforts, he has done significant work with financial sponsors, family offices and corporations on value creation plans, acquisitions and integrations, commercial excellence and operating model redesign.
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
- “Michael Robbins: Rethinking M&A Valuation Assumptions,” Video, December 2015
- “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