Bain in the news

  • Bain & Company’s Harris on the Impact of Demographics and Automation on Jobs

    April 30, 2018 | Macro Trends | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Karen Harris, Bain & Company Macro Trends Group managing director, discusses how demographics and automation has impacted the global workforce. She speaks with Anna Edwards and Matt Miller on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”

  • With $1.9 Billion Investment, Former Baidu Unit Challenges Fintech Rivals; TPG and Carlyle Group led investment into the new firm, Du Xiaoman Financial

    April 29, 2018 | Financial Services | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Investible assets in China's private wealth market were predicted to grow 14% year over year to reach 188 trillion yuan by the end of 2017, according to a study by Bain & Company and China Merchants Bank released last August.

  • Peapod arms itself as grocery wars intensify

    April 27, 2018 | Retail | Crain's Chicago Business | Media mention

    As Amazon and Walmart push their way into consumers' online grocery carts, Peapod—the elder statesman of the industry—is fighting back. But it won't be easy to win long term. "E-commerce is exceptionally expensive and hard to make money on, especially as customer expectations have risen," says

  • How Amazon Can Disrupt the Healthcare Profit Pool

    April 27, 2018 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Nirad Jain, a partner with Bain & Company, discusses the ways Amazon can disrupt healthcare and looks at an increase in M&A across the industry. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak Americas."

  • Why Schwab’s CEO Bets You Won’t Be Trading Stocks on Amazon

    April 25, 2018 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain analysis suggests that by partnering with a bank and employing the same low-margin strategy it used to gain market share in e-commerce, Amazon could build financial relationships with 70 million customers.

  • Will Amazon Bend the Cost Curve for Health Care?

    April 25, 2018 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Nirad Jain, partner with Bain & Company, discusses Amazon's health care venture on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas.

  • Vietnam’s emerging consumers embrace eCommerce

    April 25, 2018 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Ecommerce has been slower to take off in south-east Asia than in China because of the region’s challenging logistics. However, online businesses are booming: Bain & Company recently estimated that the region had 200 million digital consumers — people who bought goods or services online — out of an

  • Why data analytics initiatives still fail

    April 25, 2018 | Advanced Analytics | CIO | Media mention

    As companies seek to move beyond basic business intelligence to predictive and prescriptive analytics as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence, they need increasing levels of expertise on their data teams. "We’ve seen the growth in the demand for data engineer is about 2x the growth

  • What Automation Might Mean For The Shrinking Middle Class

    April 24, 2018 | Macro Trends | National Public Radio | Media mention

    A new report by Bain & Company says automation could displace 2.5 American million workers per year, or more than three times the rate between 1970 and 1990, when computers revolutionized the global economy. New jobs will replace many if not all of the old jobs lost to automation, but some

  • Asian health care private equity buyouts boosted to new highs by Chinese investors in 2017

    April 20, 2018 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Health care buyouts in Asia hit a new high in 2017, with deal values from 61 transactions reaching US$7.2 billion, a record since at least 2001, according to Bain & Company. Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain, said a key theme that stood out from these cross-border buyout deals was the rising trend