Bain in the news

  • Alibaba plans $1 billion cloud-computing push

    July 29, 2015 | Technology | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    China's nascent cloud market is growing rapidly, according to a report by Bain & Company. Cloud spending in China could reach $20 billion by 2020, up from $1.5 billion in 2013, though challenges such as slower broadband speeds could hinder growth.

  • How will China's economy affect you?

    July 28, 2015 | Macro Trends | MSNBC | Media mention

    , the managing director of Bain & Company's Macro Trends Group, joins MSNBC's the Cycle to discuss the impact of China's stock market crash on the US.

  • As banks ditch coin-counting, you have to ask: Why have branches at all?

    July 24, 2015 | Financial Services | Crain's Chicago Business | Media mention

    , a partner in Bain & Company's New York office, banks keep branches open in part because they fear what might happen if they close a lot of them. "There is a bit of a Mexican standoff," he says. "Am I going to close my branches? Are you going to close your branches?

  • Samsung reveals the limits to activist funds

    July 24, 2015 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Activist investors have been testing new frontiers, and this trend is likely to accelerate. Large asset managers are also quietly supporting activist campaigns, which has not only raised the success rate but also attracted more cash from mainstream investors.

  • Ecommerce overdrive: Private equity investors infuse $9.5 billion in first half of 2015

    July 18, 2015 | Private Equity | The Economic Times | Media mention

    The booming ecommerce and startup spaces and signs of an improving economy have helped India record more than $9.5 billion in private equity investment deals in the first six months of 2015.

  • European private equity hones its skills in pharmaceuticals and medtech

    July 16, 2015 | Healthcare | Private Healthcare Investor | Media mention

    , the leader of Bain & Company's UK Healthcare practice, discusses the changing private equity appetite for pharmaceuticals and medical technology in Europe.

  • UBS China to open Shanghai branch this year amid market turmoil

    July 15, 2015 | Financial Services | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Private banks are piling into Asia, where China is the big prize with the world's second-largest pool of private wealth, after the United States. China's population of people with more than $1.

  • China's consumers go local for daily necessities

    July 14, 2015 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    Local brands in China are grabbing market share for fast-moving consumer goods items, making it harder for multinational FMCG companies to compete. Growth in China's FMCG market by value has slowed from nearly 12% in 2012 to 4.

  • SWFs evolving into competitors from clients

    July 13, 2015 | Private Equity | Pensions & Investments | Media mention

    Sovereign wealth funds continue to expand in-house management capabilities, a trend that could see them morphing into competitors or collaborators from clients.

  • Online boom reboots private equity in India

    July 13, 2015 | Private Equity | Reuters Breakingviews | Media mention

    Private equity is rebooting in India. Even as billions of dollars remain stuck in investments from the last cycle, a record year of fundraisings and deals is underway. One reason is that new players have flocked to cash in on the country's online boom.