Bain in the news

  • Supermarkets, pig farmers and cotton traders turn to blockchain

    December 06, 2016 | Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is being harnessed by the more mundane world of supermarkets, pig farmers and cotton traders as a means of rooting out fraud. Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company in Singapore, described blockchain as the catalyst to solve some of these problems

  • No price like home: Big spenders reappear in China

    December 04, 2016 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    China's wealthiest shoppers are spending at home again, roused from a three-year slumber by a weaker yuan, lower prices and a crackdown on overseas sales agents - a welcome boost for the world's luxury brands. "Everyone is benefiting from more traffic at the Chinese (luxury) shops," said Bruno

  • China's next booming sector? Convenience stores

    November 30, 2016 | Consumer Products | CNBC | Media mention

    Convenience stores are booming as Chinese consumers want "high speed" channels to purchase goods, says Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company

  • 15 years of PEI: Then and now

    November 30, 2016 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Private equity investors who previously poured money into banks and chipmakers have now set their sights on hotter sectors. The internet space – from enterprise software to e-commerce platforms – is seeing a surge of interest from private equity. Last year, a record $36 billion was invested in

  • Europe's healthcare system to follow similar trajectory to US, report finds — 5 takeaways

    November 30, 2016 | Healthcare | Becker's ASC Review | Media mention

    Takeaways from Bain & Company's report on the European healthcare landscape, which is beginning to parallel that of the U.S. healthcare system. Previous reports suggested that the regions' markets differed drastically.

  • Why Closing Bank Branches Isn't Always a Road to Riches; A new Bain & Co. study suggests that branch closures could actually make things worse for banks in the future

    November 29, 2016 | Banking | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    One of banks' favorite cost-cutting strategies in recent years has been closing branches. But a new study suggests the approach may soon backfire. A new Bain & Company study however suggests that branch closures could actually make things worse for banks in the future. Most customers who want to do

  • Why Southeast Asia lags in e-commerce

    November 28, 2016 | Digital | CNBC | Media mention

    Florian Hoppe, a partner with Bain & Company, says e-commerce is fragmented and logistics and infrastructure bottlenecks persist in Southeast Asia.

  • Singles Day sales to continue upsurge

    November 25, 2016 | Retail | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Singles' Day shopping on mainland China will maintain an upward momentum despite worries about the slowing economy, driven by a rising ardor for imported products and quality services among main-landers. Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the company's consumer products in

  • China's Singles Day shopping bonanza sees consumer-price disparity, report says

    November 24, 2016 | Retail | Nikkei Asian Review | Media mention

    Massive discounts and flamboyant promotions for consumers during China's annual Singles Day in November, known as 11.11, help to create the country's biggest shopping day of the year. But not everything is as inexpensive as consumers believe, and online shoppers have actually paid more for some

  • Private Equity’s Piles of Cash Have Nowhere to Go as Prices Jump

    November 22, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg Markets | Media mention

    Private equity companies are sitting on roughly $862 billion dollars in cash that they have raised, but not deployed in the markets yet. This is the highest level in "dry powder, the industry name for the cash in flux, since at least 2008. Meanwhile, total spending on mergers and acquisitions has