Bain in the news

  • Brexit: Seven Opportunities for Retailers to Benefit

    October 17, 2016 | Retail | RetailWeek | Media mention

    Britain's "Brexit" vote to leave the EU has had many immediate consequences-- including the fall in Sterling. Retailers who buy product in dollars can therefore expect to experience a rise in costs. In order to mitigate this, Bain & Company partner Jonathon Ringer suggests focusing on improving

  • What You Need to Know About China's Two-Speed Economy

    October 17, 2016 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    China's retail markets are bifurcated but the overall trend is lower growth, says James Root, partner at Bain & Company, referencing data from Bain's latest China Shopper report in a broadcast interview with CNBC.

  • Private Equity Gets More Popular for Mid-Sized Business Sellers

    October 13, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Mid-sized companies are becoming more open to selling themselves to private equity buyers. Bain & Company research shows that PE firms have found attractive opportunities in smaller companies, as valuations for leveraged buyouts remain high.

  • Gap widens between China's 'old' and 'new' economies

    October 06, 2016 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    While sales of traditional mainstays in China's fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry such as instant noodles and beer fell by 12.5% and 3.6% respectively in 2015, products such as pet food and yogurt — both of which are associated with millennials' quality-of-life aspirations — posted strong

  • 5 Tips for Getting Started with Advanced Analytics

    October 06, 2016 | Advanced Analytics | EnterpriseAppsToday | Media mention

    According to Sarah O'Brien, practice area director for Bain's Global Advanced Analytics practice, it's hard to actually know where companies are in terms of adopting advanced analytics. "It is difficult for anyone to pinpoint specific adoption levels and trends because advanced analytics covers a

  • Boring Is Hot, If You're in Private Equity

    October 05, 2016 | Private Equity | BloombergGadfly | Media mention

    With Asia-Pacific's growth slowing, private equity firms are desperate for targets that can reap instant returns. That means cash-flow-generating companies have become all the more alluring, regardless of the sector. Bain concluded in a study this year that Asian firms are indeed attracting higher

  • Chinese Insurance Needs a Tech Shake-Up

    October 04, 2016 | Digital, Financial Services | BloombergGadfly | Media mention

    China's tech giants aren't big participants in the insurance industry despite high e-commerce spending in the region, with payment apps increasing in popularity. According to a survey conducted by Bain, China has the highest percentage of people who say they'd miss their cell phone more than their

  • Why this is the year of the credit card sign-up bonus

    September 29, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing, Financial Services | MarketWatch | Media mention

    Credit-card growth has slowed in recent years as debit cards and mobile payments have risen in popularity, which may be behind the rise in large sign-up bonuses for credit cards, said Rob Markey, the global leader of Bain & Company's Customer Strategy & Marketing practice.

  • How Changes in Technology Are Re-Creating the HR-IT Relationship

    September 29, 2016 | Organization | Society for Human Resource Management | Media mention

    "The best path begins with HR describing its talent strategy and how technology can help that," said Dan Schwartz, a partner in Bain & Company's Organization practice in Washington, D.C.

  • Blackstone's Baratta: Avoid over-allocating to 2016 funds

    September 28, 2016 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    The amount of capital raised by GPs across the globe soared in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. In 2006, some $538 billion was raised, almost double the amount raised in the preceding year, according to Bain & Company. That number climbed to $666 billion in 2007, before peaking in