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  • Private Equity in Mexico Feels Chill of Trump’s Tough Nafta Stance

    January 03, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Fears Mexico’s economy will suffer if the president-elect carries out his vow to review—and potentially revoke—the North American Free Trade Agreement have started to cloud the outlook for local private-equity firms. “The main worry is fundraising." said Pino del Sesto, a partner with Bain &

  • Rise of the Digital Phoenix

    December 30, 2016 | Digital, Technology | The Economic Times | Media mention

    The $144-billion IT-BPO sector will need to seriously reinvent itself in 2017 to deal with the likely protectionist attitude of the new administration in the US, coupled with fundamental shifts in technology. "[The] industry has to accept 8-11 per cent growth as the new normal," said Sandeep Nayak,

  • Ready, Steady, Reset & then Start Up

    December 30, 2016 | Private Equity | The Economic Times | Media mention

    From the hypergrowth of 2015 to a reality check a year later, India's entrepreneurs and investors figured ­out the hard way that what goes up must indeed come down. Madhur Singhal, a partner with Bain & Company, says that 2017 will see tempering of valuations for series A, and an increase in the

  • Investment banking revenue falls 11% to $440 million in 2016

    December 28, 2016 | Private Equity | Mint | Media mention

    According to a report by Bain & Company, PE/VC investments worth about $16 billion were recorded in 2016 across 965 deals as against $22.9 billion across 1,049 deals in 2015. This was a decline of 30% in deal value and 8% in deal volume year-on-year.

  • Private equity exits cross $10 billion in 2016: Bain & Co

    December 26, 2016 | Private Equity | Business Standard | Media mention

    Private equity (PE) firms in India returned more than $10 billion to their investors in exits in 2016, even as PE investments declined 30% to $16 billion in 2016, according to a report by Bain & Company.

  • Private equity exit deals touch a record $10bn

    December 26, 2016 | Private Equity | The Times of India | Media mention

    Private Equity in India had a record year in terms of exits in 2016. "This...should help build limited partners' (also known as sponsors) confidence about realizing returns from the Indian market," said Madhur Singhal, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Japanese banks: Lower and lower

    December 24, 2016 | Banking | The Economist | Media mention

    Matt Sweeny, a partner with Bain & Company, suggests that by 2025 Japanese lenders may dwindle to half their current numbers. The buyers who are most likely to take advantage of this situation will be those who cut their teeth on smaller deals before taking on the larger ones.

  • Wi-Fi-Linked Home-Security Gadgets Aren’t Lowering Insurance Premiums

    December 22, 2016 | Financial Services | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Despite Americans' voracious appetite for WiFi enabled security cameras and smoke detectors, insurers aren’t yet persuaded the devices will make homes any safer. But connected-home technology “changes the underlying need to have insurance,” says Sean O’Neill, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • 5 Ways Uber is Tweaking Its Strategy In India

    December 22, 2016 | Automotive | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The ride-sharing industry in the South Asian nation is already worth over a billion dollars a year between Uber and its main rival, Ola, and that figure could more than double in the next three years, according Arpan Sheth, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • A Manifesto to End Boring Meetings

    December 20, 2016 | Organization | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The problem may be overcrowding—keeping meetings smaller often leads to faster decisions and more engaged employees. Michael Mankins, a partner with Bain & Company, has a 'Rule of Seven' for meetings when a decision is needed: for each additional participant over seven, the likelihood of making a