Bain in the news

  • Japan Inc.'s $2 trillion cash fuels overseas purchases

    February 24, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bloomberg | Media mention

    A combination of large cash hoards, cheap financing and Japan's shrinking and aging population is driving Japanese companies to invest overseas. "They're coming to a point where they have to do these radical moves," says Shintaro Okuno, a partner at Bain & Company who specializes in mergers.

  • Most Indian companies are yet to embrace time management: James Root

    February 16, 2015 | Organization | Business Standard | Media mention

    Bain & Company's time management survey released last year reveals that top executives lose thousands of hours each year responding to emails and sitting in unproductive meetings, and the losses snowball through their organizations.

  • EU policy mash roils markets before Paris climate deal

    February 15, 2015 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Bloomberg | Media mention

    According to analysis by Bain & Company presented at the World Economic Forum, the European Union wasted a quarter of the $550 billion spent on renewable energy in 2014.

  • LocalBanya aims to raise $15 million in the next quarter

    February 14, 2015 | Digital, Retail | Business Standard | Media mention

    Mumbai-based grocery e-tailer LocalBanya is set for a fourth round of funding worth about $15 million from domestic venture capital firms within the next quarter.

  • Can India's e-commerce sector deliver the goods?

    February 13, 2015 | Digital, Retail | Business Standard | Media mention

    According to a study by Bain & Company and Google, more than 5% of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales will come from e-commerce by 2020. Currently, e-commerce only accounts for 0.3% of sales.

  • Fight for attention - Bain São Paulo

    February 12, 2015 | Telecommunications | Folha de S. Paulo | Media mention

    The presence of smartphones in the BRIC countries reached 44% of the population in 2014, seven percentage points higher than the previous year, according to a study by Bain & Company. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • Better not to show off - Bain São Paulo

    February 12, 2015 | Retail | Exame | Media mention

    In recent years, China has been the largest source of success for the luxury goods industry. With Europe in an endless crisis and the United States in a slow recovery, China seemed to be an oasis of high sales. This was true until last year. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • My picks for the top 10 CHROs, and why it matters

    February 11, 2015 | Forbes.com | Media mention

    According to Forbes, a strong case can be made that the chief human resources officer (CHRO) is the real game changer in the success of an organization.

  • 'FMCG cos must chart e-strategy'

    February 11, 2015 | Digital, Consumer Products | The Times of India | Media mention

    According to a report by Bain & Company and Google, the Internet will influence a third of total sales or $35 billion in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector over the next five years.

  • Online FMCG sales to touch $5 bn by 2020: Google-Bain study

    February 11, 2015 | Digital, Consumer Products | Business Standard | Media mention

    A study by Bain & Company and Google said that online sales in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories, such as male grooming, beauty, food and beverages and infant care would reach $5 billion by 2020.