Bain in the news

  • US concerns grow over Chinese chip expansion

    January 16, 2017 | Technology | Financial Times | Media mention

    China consumes more than $100 billion worth of semiconductors, or roughly a third of total global shipments, but produces just 6 to 7 per cent by value, according to consultancy Bain & Company. As the country looks to expand its semiconductor industry, Kevin Meehan, a partner with Bain, sees

  • Inside View: Bain & Company Global head of consulting recruitment — and Harvard B-School grad — Keith Bevans on MBAs

    January 15, 2017 | BusinessBecause | Media mention

    Keith Bevans, a partner with Bain & Company, interviews on the firm's hiring practices, and what makes MBAs so special.

  • MNCs struggling to retain talent in China: Bain

    January 13, 2017 | Organization | CNBC | Media mention

    Stephen Shih, a partner with Bain & Company, talks about how Chinese firms are catching up to MNCs in the hunt for talent.

  • Chinese People No Longer Aspire to Work Only at Famous Multinationals

    January 12, 2017 | Organization | Fortune | Media mention

    A report co-produced by Bain & Company and LinkedIn China predicts that Chinese nationals will soon take on most leadership and management roles that used to be held by foreigners, presenting a major challenge for multinational firms in the world’s second-largest economy. James Root, a partner with

  • Is Amazon’s new credit card for Prime members worth it? There’s yet another way to buy things from the online retail giant

    January 12, 2017 | Organization | MarketWatch | Media mention

    There are advantages for Amazon releasing a branded card. Creating a branded credit card — as many airlines, hotel chains and department stores have done — can boost a shopper’s loyalty to that brand. When consumers physically see a retailer’s name in their wallet on a regular basis, they may be

  • Narrowing talent recruitment gap between local and foreign companies in China: Report

    January 11, 2017 | Organization | CNBC | Media mention

    Up until recently, multinationals were considered the best place to build a career in China due to leadership development opportunities, access to global best practices, attractive compensation packages and culture, explained James Root, a partner with Bain & Company. But, as local companies grow

  • 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.