Bain in the news

  • Brexit could aid private equity community: Pro

    August 16, 2016 | Private Equity | CNBC Europe | Media mention

    Brexit's silver lining for private equity? Corporate acquirers and public markets playing a smaller role, says Graham Elton, a partner with Bain & Company, in this CNBC Europe interview.

  • Private equity clings to '2 and 20' fee model

    August 12, 2016 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Graham Elton, the leader of Bain & Company's Private Equity practice, very few funds achieve the industry's traditional charging structure anymore. "The best funds are significantly oversubscribed and have been able to exert pricing power. Poorer performers have had to accept some

  • Air travel is still a business run on a thin margin: Expert

    August 10, 2016 | Airlines & Transportation | CNBC Europe | Media mention

    Geoffrey Weston, a partner with Bain & Company and the leader of the firm's EMEA Airlines practice, explains how frequent flyer programs help airlines make money in this CNBC Europe interview.

  • How Uber Plans to Avoid Getting Didi-ed in India

    August 04, 2016 | Technology | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Uber is upping its game in India and Southeast Asia following its retreat from China. Its competitors in the regions are "nowhere close on cash position," said Florian Hoppe, a Singapore-based Bain & Company partner focused on technology and telecom. Other ride-hailing services will "face tough

  • The Math, The Magic And The Customer, With Bain

    August 01, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | Forbes.com | Media mention

    A study from Bain & Company, "The Math, the Magic and the Customer," found that inundated with troves of analytical data, today's marketers often mistake the "algorithm" for the "person." Laura Beaudin, a partner in Bain's Customer Strategy & Marketing and Digital practices, offers a fresh approach

  • Chinese Private Equity Funds Are Taking on the World's Giants

    July 21, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    China's PE industry is expanding globally at an unprecedented pace, putting firms in competition with European and US counterparts like never before. "There's a lot of domestic capital available, obviously looking for a home, and that's fueling the emergence of these funds," said Michael Thorneman,

  • China's Consumer Boom Risks Slowing as Income Gains Moderate

    July 20, 2016 | Consumer Products | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Chinese consumers, whose spending helped underpin the first-half expansion this year, may not be able to deliver a repeat performance in the second as income growth slows. A gauge of sales growth for low-end consumer goods such as soft drinks and shampoo fell to a five-year low of 3.5 percent last

  • In Love? Budget Two Months' Salary to Seal the Deal

    July 20, 2016 | Metals & Mining | BloombergMarkets | Media mention

    The number of hours of work it takes to afford a one-carat diamond has trended downward in recent years and has fallen by almost half since 2011. Engagements rings are the pulse of the diamond industry, and marriage trends are a long-term factor driving prices of the gem, according to an industry

  • Shrinking Talent Pool May Bind Biotechs After Brexit

    July 18, 2016 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    The UK may find its scientific wings a little clipped when it leaves the European Union. The UK gets more out of the EU's science budget than it contributes, and EU natives are more hesitant to accept offers than before Brexit. "One of the things we're most concerned about is access to talent,"

  • As companies grow, complexity drags them down; The 'founder's mentality' is key to overcoming crisis - Bain Seoul

    July 18, 2016 | Strategy | Economy Chosun | Media mention

    "As companies grow, they become larger organizations. Complexity increases. And this complexity stifles their growth," said Chris Zook, the former co-head of Bain & Company's Global Strategy practice and author of The Founder's Mentality, in his email interview with Economy Chosun. "This is called