Bain in the news

  • 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

  • Bain Study Emphasizes Dazzle — And Data

    April 21, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | MediaPost | Media mention

    Marketing that relies too much on math and science will not work, according to a report from Bain & Company. The report provides examples of how companies face the dilemma of how to balance math, science and creativity in marketing. In a survey of marketers at 436 companies in the United States and

  • PE Health-Care Deal Value Down in 2015 but Distressed Opportunities May Emerge This Year

    April 20, 2016 | Private Equity | Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital | Media mention

    Despite a drop of 20% in the total value of private equity deals in the healthcare space last year, the sector is poised for increased interest from investors as they take a conservative view of global economic well-being. Demand for healthcare investment opportunities often increase during periods

  • Bain & Co: dry powder driving up pharma asset prices

    April 19, 2016 | Private Equity | Private Healthcare Investor | Media mention

    According to Tim van Biesen, who leads Bain & Company's United States Healthcare practice, biotech asset prices are probably at the top of the range, but pharma firms' interest in acquiring novel drugs is set to remain strong for years. Van Biesen told Private Healthcare Investor that record levels

  • MBA Recruiter Interview: Bain & Company

    April 18, 2016 | Top MBA | Media mention

    According to Keith Bevans, Bain & Company's head of global recruiting, that Bain's summer associate class for 2016 will be the largest the company has ever had. Bain is also hiring interns from a more diverse pool of business schools and countries as a result of two new webinar series. One of the

  • China's Family Businesses Sell Out to Private Equity

    April 14, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Chinese entrepreneurs facing the twin challenges of succession and a slowing economy are becoming more willing to cede majority ownership to buyout firms. Many small business owners have never had to deal with the need to cut costs or implement sweeping changes, said Weiwen Han, the co-leader of

  • Marketers Find You at 2:00 a.m.

    April 13, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Marketers are posting online videos, photos and messages late at night, tailored for phone addicts who wake up in the wee hours and check their social media. "It reminds me a lot of the advertising that you used to get sold on traditional TV on overnight," says Laura Beaudin, a partner in Bain &

  • McDonald's targeting buyout firms as it seeks to sell North Asia stores

    April 13, 2016 | Private Equity | Reuters | Media mention

    Private equity firms are attracted to the rapid growth opportunity available in the so-called quick-service restaurants' (QSR) business in Asia as McDonald's Corp makes plans to bring in partners to own the restaurants within a franchise operation. "In recent years, even though formal dining may