Bain in the news

  • The Top 25 Consultants 2016

    May 10, 2016 | Healthcare | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Tim van Biesen, a partner in Bain & Company's New York office, was named to Consulting Magazine's annual "Top 25 Consultants" list for 2016. Since taking the helm of Bain's Americas Healthcare practice in 2009, van Biesen has at once expanded and reshaped the way the firm approaches its healthcare

  • In Age Of Mergers, Healthcare Providers Look For New Ways To Improve Care And Cut Costs

    May 09, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare | Forbes | Media mention

    Hospitals and patient care centers aren't typically bought and consolidated as much as other healthcare companies, but new ideas and regulations on care have spurred a flurry of deals. "Mergers are accelerating, and we're seeing all varieties of it," said Julie Coffman, a partner with Bain &

  • The Formula For Balancing The Math And Magic Of Marketing

    May 04, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | Forbes CMO Network | Media mention

    A report from Bain & Company notes that today's marketing person has become more of a mathematician because of the pressure to report the return on investment for every campaign that's conducted. Yet, the magician in them is what really makes campaigns emotionally connect with their target audience.

  • The Inventor of Customer Satisfaction Surveys Is Sick of Them, Too

    May 04, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | BloombergTechnology | Media mention

    Fourteen years ago, Bain & Company Partner Fred Reichheld had a suggestion: create a short consumer survey to test brand loyalty. The idea took off, so much so that Reichheld has watched it morph into a Frankenstein: the endless loop of "brief" satisfaction surveys following a dental appointment,

  • Adult coloring books face threat from app rivals Colorfy, Recolor and more

    May 04, 2016 | Digital | Los Angeles Times | Media mention

    Business strategists agree that books and apps can coexist, but it's not certain that every industry searching for physical-digital harmonies can escape decline. "They can have a happy medium," said Elizabeth Spaulding, the leader of Bain & Company's global Digital practice. But "simply waiting for

  • Coming Together

    May 01, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Best's Review | Media mention

    Understanding the goals behind a deal is essential to ensuring successful cultural integration once the deal is closed. "When we think about culture change in a merger or acquisition, the single biggest thing we need to understand is what drives value in the deal," said Atul Aggarwal, a partner

  • Executive Q&A: Bain's Bob Bechek

    April 30, 2016 | Poets & Quants | Media mention

    Bob Bechek, the worldwide managing director of Bain & Company, started his internship with Bain 30 years ago. Known for his modesty and self-deprecating wit, Bechek endured the same learning curve as any young consultant, particularly in recognizing just how much there is to master. Poets & Quants

  • Chief What Officer? Why Odd Jobs Are on the Rise at Banks

    April 25, 2016 | Financial Services | American Banker | Media mention

    Banks across the country have added a slew of unusual C-level jobs with names such as chief innovation officer, underscoring how banks are reorganizing themselves internally, often with the intent of becoming more digitally savvy. "Completely reorganizing the bank to operate across all of the silos

  • ROUTES: Industry calls for Europe to ease ownership rules

    April 25, 2016 | Airlines & Transportation | FlightGlobal | Media mention

    Lift the cap on foreign ownership and control of airlines to facilitate industry restructuring, panelists urged during a Routes Europe debate on the needs of the continent's air transport sector. The discussion also highlighted uncertainty about the economic cycle and about the implications of the

  • PE Faces Competition in China as Tech Companies Join Healthcare Fray

    April 22, 2016 | Private Equity | Dow Jones Private Equity News | Media mention

    Healthcare-focused private equity investors in China are facing competition and forging partnerships as Chinese technology companies seek to leverage their dominance on all things digital in the provision of care. But Bain & Company said private-equity investors looking for opportunities in the