Bain in the news

  • Diamond mining industry tries to woo millennials

    May 19, 2017 | Mining | The Financial Times | Media mention

    Olya Linde, a partner with Bain & Company, says the diamond industry has to do a lot more marketing because advertising by retailers specializing in diamond jewelry is not enough. “Diamond jewelry is a type of purchase rather than a particular brand,” she adds.

  • Robots learn the risk business

    May 17, 2017 | Insurance | The Financial Times | Media mention

    Artificial intelligence could revolutionize the insurance industry, giving companies low-cost tools to analyse data. "The start-ups are showing what is possible and what can be done," says Henrik Naujoks, a partner with Bain & Company. "A lot of incumbent executives are looking at it - they don't

  • Luxury brands look for new models in a radical era

    May 15, 2017 | Retail | The Financial Times | Media mention

    Chinese consumption had been fueling double-digit growth in luxury since 2010, but now the industry must innovate, say a report from Bain & Company, as consumers’ desires and habits evolve.

  • Chinese bloggers bridge the gap between brands and buyers

    May 15, 2017 | Retail | The Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, in 2016 Chinese shoppers were responsible for 30 per cent of luxury purchases, more than any other nationality.

  • Buoyant growth returns across the world, lifting luxury industry

    May 15, 2017 | Retail | The Financial Times | Media mention

    According to estimates from Bain & Company, residents of high-income economies accounted for just over half of the global market for luxury in 2016: 23 percent were Americans, 19 percent Europeans and 11 percent Japanese.

  • Emmanuel Macron’s Win in France Buoys Small Businesses’ Hopes

    May 10, 2017 | The New York Times | Media mention

    A huge job for the new administration will be persuading the French people — and French businesses, investors and workers — to feel more optimistic about the future after a long malaise. “The best case is it takes some time, but he manages to implement at least half of what’s needed to stop

  • The Top 25 Consultants 2017

    May 07, 2017 | Firm Strategy | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Kara Gruver, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's Boston office, was named to Consulting Magazine's annual list of the Top 25 Consultants. Gruver was recognized particularly for her excellence in leadership. Under Gruver's leadership, Bain Boston has outpaced the firm's global

  • PE players becoming more sophisticated in deal sourcing in Asean: Sebastien Lamy, Bain

    May 07, 2017 | Private Equity | Deal Street Asia | Media mention

    The south-east Asian region is likely to see a spurt in private equity activity due to a rise in fund-seeking enterprises, succession issues and principals’ growing comfort with the PE model, according to Sebastien Lamy, a partner in Bain & Company.

  • Culture clash: an unseen blight for mega-mergers

    May 07, 2017 | Organization | The Sunday Telegraph | Media mention

    Marc Berman, a partner with Bain & Company, said one of the most common mistakes firms make when they merge is to take "so long to resolve people issues that their best talent gets lured away or culture tensions fester" - something that could become an issue in this case if decisions aren't made

  • American banks have recovered well, but many European ones are still struggling

    May 06, 2017 | Banking | The Economist | Media mention

    Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company, argues that before the crisis banks everywhere “didn’t really have different strategies”. Tight regulation had traditionally limited their scope for experimentation, but in the helter-skelter years leading up to 2007-08 banks grew indiscriminately,