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  • China private equity deal values cratered in 2016, but that's not the whole story

    March 18, 2017 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Uncertainties surrounding China dented private equity confidence in 2016, resulting in a 25.8 percent fall in value of PE deals in Asia Pacific, according to a report by Bain & Company. Despite the fall, 2016 was still the second-best year for Asia Pacific, the firm noted. Kiki Yang, a partner with

  • PE market eased slightly in 2016: Bain & Company

    March 17, 2017 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Kiki Yang, partner with Bain & Company, says the private equity deals space is still going strong despite greater uncertainty in the markets.

  • Startups Startin' Somethin': Insurtech incites business revolution

    March 17, 2017 | Financial Services | Leader's Edge | Media mention

    Every investor in a startup is hoping for the next unicorn, a company that reaches a $1 billion market value in the shortest time possible. Most would settle with a growing company with a defensible niche. In the insurance industry, niches are aplenty. “There's this sudden realization that every

  • State-backed shadow funds drive up China valuations; Financial services

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    State-backed shadow funds in China are helping drive corporate valuations in the region into "nosebleed territory", according to a new report from Bain & Company. "It's what I call corporate shadow capital," said Suvir Varma, a partner with Bain and head of the firm's Asia Pacific private equity

  • LEX Column: Look elsewhere

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company notes in its new report that growth in investment has been especially strong for Chinese start-up firms. Nearly a fifth of early-stage PE investments worldwide, around $15 billion, were made in China.

  • 2016 Second best year in record for APAC’s PE, Internet fever remains strong

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Deal Street Asia | Media mention

    Investment momentum in Asia Pacific (APAC)’s private equity (PE) market eased in 2016, after a historic soaring high in 2015, a report by Bain & Company shows. Despite the slump, 2016 is still the second best year on record.

  • Asia’s private equity funds lose steam as valuations soar beyond reach, Bain survey says

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    The days of “buy low, sell high”’ have ended for private equity funds in the Asia-Pacific, as funds are pushed to identify new sources of value amid inflated valuations, slower economic growth and rising interest rates, an industry report said on Thursday. “Wringing greater value from PE

  • Bain & Co: APAC GPs 'feel the pain of sky-high valuations'

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2017 was recently released, offering insights into the sector. “Funds that will thrive are those that understand they must exercise an entirely different set of muscles to win the best deals and unlock new sources of value," said Kiki Yang, a

  • 98% of Corporate Sustainability Programs Fail. 4 Proven Ways to Boost the Success Rate

    March 15, 2017 | Social & Public Sector | Engage for Good | Media mention

    Jenny Davis-Peccoud, a partner with Bain & Company who leads the firm's sustainability and corporate responsibility practice, joins CauseTalk Radio podcast to talk about a new report that finds that only 2 percent of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims. To get

  • Global land rush expected to calm as "perfect storm" passes

    March 10, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | Reuters | Media mention

    The beginning of the 21st century brought a new wave of corporate farming to the world's fields as lower transportation costs and abundant capital sent investors searching for new land to buy. But the conditions that fueled the global land rush and often violent conflicts over territory are