September 2, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - The release of more than 900 pages of internal Bain Capital investment documents by a media website Thursday offered new details on holdings owned by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's family trusts, including offshore account locations and underlying assets.
The confidential records made public by Gawker.com provided financial statements and investor information on 18 Bain investment funds and three hedge funds in which Romney, his wife, Ann, and his children have invested. The funds' underlying assets included loans to companies ranging from health care firms to the Las Vegas Sands, the casino owned by major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson.
Gawker.com said the files "shed a great deal of light" on Bain's funds. The company told media organizations Thursday that the release of the data was an "unauthorized disclosure."