Bain in the news

  • Indian IT czars' wealth wars: Murthy's Catamaran still nowhere close to PremjiInvest

    March 05, 2015 | Private Equity | Business Standard | Media mention

    A Bain & Company report says that private equity asset allocation to India has declined in recent times, driven by lower-than-expected returns from investments, low liquidity and uncertainty around government policy and regulations.

  • Digital surge points to the future of banking

    March 03, 2015 | Digital, Banking | Financial Times | Media mention

    Mobile banking is becoming the channel of choice for consumers. Gerard du Toit, a partner at Bain & Company, said most people use mobile banking apps to check their balance or make basic payments.

  • Telcos seek to redefine their role in digital era

    March 02, 2015 | Digital, Telecommunications | Financial Times | Media mention

    A study by Bain & Company found that the fight for market share in the telecommunications sector has driven down prices for network services such as voice, text and data as well as devices.

  • Personal care products fast moving online

    March 01, 2015 | Digital, Consumer Products | Business Standard | Media mention

    A recent study by Bain & Company and Google says that online sales of FMCG categories such as male grooming, beauty, personal care and infant care will constitute $5 billion by 2020.

  • Japan Inc.'s $2 trillion cash fuels overseas purchases

    February 24, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bloomberg | Media mention

    A combination of large cash hoards, cheap financing and Japan's shrinking and aging population is driving Japanese companies to invest overseas. "They're coming to a point where they have to do these radical moves," says Shintaro Okuno, a partner at Bain & Company who specializes in mergers.

  • Emerging economies should take advantage of lower oil prices to foster their manufacturing industries - Bain Seoul

    February 16, 2015 | Oil and Gas | Chosun Ilbo | Media mention

    "Global oil prices will follow a 'U'-shaped cycle. Korean companies need to plan for six to 18 months of low oil prices," said Peter Parry, Bain & Company's Global Oil & Gas practice leader.

  • Most Indian companies are yet to embrace time management: James Root

    February 16, 2015 | Organization | Business Standard | Media mention

    Bain & Company's time management survey released last year reveals that top executives lose thousands of hours each year responding to emails and sitting in unproductive meetings, and the losses snowball through their organizations.

  • EU policy mash roils markets before Paris climate deal

    February 15, 2015 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Bloomberg | Media mention

    According to analysis by Bain & Company presented at the World Economic Forum, the European Union wasted a quarter of the $550 billion spent on renewable energy in 2014.

  • LocalBanya aims to raise $15 million in the next quarter

    February 14, 2015 | Digital, Retail | Business Standard | Media mention

    Mumbai-based grocery e-tailer LocalBanya is set for a fourth round of funding worth about $15 million from domestic venture capital firms within the next quarter.

  • Can India's e-commerce sector deliver the goods?

    February 13, 2015 | Digital, Retail | Business Standard | Media mention

    According to a study by Bain & Company and Google, more than 5% of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales will come from e-commerce by 2020. Currently, e-commerce only accounts for 0.3% of sales.