Bain in the news

  • When mergers fail because of clashing work culture

    May 23, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Marketplace | Media mention

    It can be difficult to blend corporate cultures and turn the next blockbuster merger into a beautiful business marriage, causing many mergers to fail. Companies could avoid all this heart ache before any deal ever gets done by kicking each other's cultural tires, said Bain & Company's Dale

  • LPs dance on cliff's edge by boosting pace amid high prices

    May 23, 2016 | Private Equity | PE Hub Network | Media mention

    Major public pensions are earmarking larger amounts of capital for private equity, effectively placing more chips on a high-priced market bearing uncomfortable similarities to the pre-crisis deal environment. While some limited partners maintained relatively stable commitment paces in the past

  • Bain & Co: 3 key trends driving healthcare deals

    May 19, 2016 | Private Equity | Private Healthcare Investor | Media mention

    Bain & Company Partner Kara Murphy co-writes Bain's Global Healthcare Private Equity Report and has led more than 175 private equity healthcare due diligence procedures, making her well placed to outline key developments in the sector. In this interview with Private Healthcare Investor, Murphy

  • Big data analysis to transform insurance industry

    May 16, 2016 | Digital, Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    Big data analysis has revolutionized many areas of modern life, but the property insurance market has been slow to adapt. That looks set to change. "The insurance industry has been a little of a hold out," says Lori Sherer, the leader of Bain & Company's Advanced Analytics practice, but "is now on

  • Bain & Company's Vater on Digital Banking

    May 15, 2016 | Digital, Banking | Bloomberg TV | Media mention

    Dirk Vater, a partner with Bain & Company, discusses digital banking in the Middle East, the challenges banks face and the outlook for banking in Africa with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Markets Middle East."

  • M&A Boom Goes Bust on Regulatory Uncertainty

    May 13, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bloomberg TV | Media mention

    In this Bloomberg TV interview, Bain Partner Dale Stafford examines the influence of regulation on M&A and the factors constraining the market.

  • The Top 25 Consultants 2016

    May 10, 2016 | Healthcare | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Tim van Biesen, a partner in Bain & Company's New York office, was named to Consulting Magazine's annual "Top 25 Consultants" list for 2016. Since taking the helm of Bain's Americas Healthcare practice in 2009, van Biesen has at once expanded and reshaped the way the firm approaches its healthcare

  • In Age Of Mergers, Healthcare Providers Look For New Ways To Improve Care And Cut Costs

    May 09, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare | Forbes | Media mention

    Hospitals and patient care centers aren't typically bought and consolidated as much as other healthcare companies, but new ideas and regulations on care have spurred a flurry of deals. "Mergers are accelerating, and we're seeing all varieties of it," said Julie Coffman, a partner with Bain &

  • The Formula For Balancing The Math And Magic Of Marketing

    May 04, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | Forbes CMO Network | Media mention

    A report from Bain & Company notes that today's marketing person has become more of a mathematician because of the pressure to report the return on investment for every campaign that's conducted. Yet, the magician in them is what really makes campaigns emotionally connect with their target audience.

  • The Inventor of Customer Satisfaction Surveys Is Sick of Them, Too

    May 04, 2016 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | BloombergTechnology | Media mention

    Fourteen years ago, Bain & Company Partner Fred Reichheld had a suggestion: create a short consumer survey to test brand loyalty. The idea took off, so much so that Reichheld has watched it morph into a Frankenstein: the endless loop of "brief" satisfaction surveys following a dental appointment,