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  • Shrinking Talent Pool May Bind Biotechs After Brexit

    July 18, 2016 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    The UK may find its scientific wings a little clipped when it leaves the European Union. The UK gets more out of the EU's science budget than it contributes, and EU natives are more hesitant to accept offers than before Brexit. "One of the things we're most concerned about is access to talent,"

  • Talking to Activists: How to Deal With a Pushy Challenger

    July 11, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | National Association of Corporate Directors | Media mention

    The best way to deal with activists is to get into and ahead of their thinking. In Agitators and Reformers: How to Respond to Activist Investors, Bain Partners Josh Hinkel, Henrik Poppe, Martin Toner and Chuck Whitten lay out seven categories that activist investors focus on.

  • Talking to Activists: How to Deal With a Pushy Challenger

    July 11, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | National Association of Corporate Directors | Media mention

    The best way to deal with activists is to get into and ahead of their thinking. In Agitators and Reformers: How to Respond to Activist Investors, Bain Partners Josh Hinkel, Henrik Poppe, Martin Toner and Chuck Whitten lay out seven categories that activist investors focus on.

  • Uber Rival Grab Gains Ground in Southeast Asia

    July 04, 2016 | Digital | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Uber is locked in major tussles with local rivals in China and India, but a homegrown upstart is winning ride-hailing turf in Southeast Asia. Florian Hoppe, a partner with Bain & Company, said "it's hard for [Uber] to tailor to unique local requirements" in the region, while Singapore-based Grab

  • Saudis are the second largest nationality to purchase jewelry from Europe - Bain Dubai

    July 01, 2016 | Retail | Al Arabiya TV | Media mention

    Cyrille Fabre, a partner with Bain & Company and the leader of Bain's Retail and Consumer Products practices in the Middle East, confirmed in an interview with Al Arabiya that 2015 witnessed a general shift in the region's luxury goods market. This was greatly affected by lower spending by the

  • Will Thailand's E-Commerce 'Cashless' Boom Disrupt Asia's Retail Market?

    June 27, 2016 | Digital, Consumer Products | Forbes | Media mention

    Thailand's e-commerce market is booming and shaping up to be one of Asia's top performers. "Through our joint research with Google, we estimate that today 11 million consumers are doing online purchases in Thailand," says Sebastien Lamy, a partner with Bain & Company and an expert in the firm's

  • In Conversation: Matt Abbott

    June 22, 2016 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Green Building & Design | Media mention

    Matt Abbott has taken a deep dive into the guts of the modern day energy industry and come back with a few kernels of wisdom about what makes it tick—and what will make it both environmentally friendly and profitable in the future. In his work with utilities and other energy related service

  • China biotech industry gets talent injection

    June 17, 2016 | Healthcare | FinanceAsia | Media mention

    China's pharmaceutical industry is trying to up its game by developing innovative new products rather than mass-producing cheap copycat drugs. According to Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain & Company, its biopharma industry has already undergone significant change. "The sector historically used to

  • India: Fundraising and exits for PE firms might become more difficult this year, says Bain report

    June 08, 2016 | Private Equity | Deal Street Asia | Media mention

    India's private equity market rose to new heights last year thanks to improving macroeconomic conditions, a slightly better environment for exits and changes in valuation expectations, says a new report by management consultancy firm Bain & Company. Total India PE deal value in 2015, including real

  • Success hinges on founder mentality, but maybe not founder: book

    June 06, 2016 | Strategy | USA TODAY | Media mention

    If your company isn't soaring as anticipated, look inside not out. Chances are your problems aren't due to market forces but rather issues such as a distancing from core principles, becoming deaf to your consumer's voice and sometimes a founder not empowering his people. Those are some of the