Bain in the news

  • Frooti, Maaza soon to face competition from Pulse

    September 17, 2016 | Consumer Products | The Times of India | Media mention

    "Extending a successful brand offers higher odds of success than building a new brand," Joydeep Bhattacharya, a partner with Bain & Company, told The Times of India. "In India, global brands such as Axe, Dove (in personal care) and Maggi (in foods) have extended to related categories, Park Avenue

  • U.S. Bancorp's Candor on CEO Succession Puts Low-Key Exec in Focus

    September 15, 2016 | Digital, Financial Services | American Banker | Media mention

    Finding new ways to grow may be the "defining issue" for the banking industry's next generation of big-bank CEOs, said Gerard du Toit, head of Bain & Company's Americas Banking and Financial Services practices.

  • PE Could Be The Cure Hospitals Are Looking For

    September 15, 2016 | Healthcare | The Street | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company Partner Kara Murphy, hospitals represent the highest cost site of care at a time when the market is pushing for lower costs. "If you're a growth-oriented private equity investor, it's a heavy lift and contrarian play to go invest in hospitals," Murphy said.

  • Companies should focus on value, not price: Bain's Eric Almquist

    September 03, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | Mint | Media mention

    Bain Partner Eric Almquist discusses the '30 elements of value' in a marketplace and how brands can woo the mercurial millennials.

  • Novo Taps Veteran as CEO to Tackle Unprecedented Competition

    September 01, 2016 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Following the appointment of a new new chief executive officer, Novo Nordisk A/S has said that it won't pursue large-scale mergers and acquisitions, yet it will consider opportunities to complement its own research. "If I were the incoming CEO, I'd say let's focus on our strengths," said Michael

  • Departing Pharma CEOs Leave Warning Sales for Successors to Solve

    September 01, 2016 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Investor unrest has brought transition to the top at numerous pharmaceutical companies. In most cases, CEOs are passing the baton after a very successful run, said Michael Kunst, a Munich-based partner with Bain & Company. Their successors will have to navigate increasingly thorny discussions about

  • Will Siri Spark The Mobile Banking Voice Trend?

    September 01, 2016 | Digital, Banking | Credit Union Journal | Media mention

    Apple will eventually allow third-party apps to access Siri's program interface. Gerard du Toit, head of Bain & Company's Banking Practice for the Americas, said Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and Facebook's Messenger Platform are all pursuing "a different variant of this same strategy

  • China set to invest $100 billion in semiconductors: Bain

    August 31, 2016 | Technology | CNBC | Media mention

    China wants to invest in semiconductors because it manufactures only up to 15% of its domestic demand, says Bain & Company Partner Florian Hoppe.

  • Private equity looks toward China

    August 29, 2016 | Private Equity | China Daily USA | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Greater China 2016 Private Equity Market Overview found that the greater China private equity (PE) market had a blockbuster year in 2015, driven by a surge in multibillion-dollar deals and growing opportunities in the digital/internet sector.

  • Transforming agriculture, again

    August 29, 2016 | Agribusiness | Chemical & Engineering News | Media mention

    Scott Duncan and Peter Guarraia, the leaders of Bain's North American Agriculture and Chemicals practices, discuss innovation and consolidation in agriculture.