Bain in the news

  • A Showdown Brews Between Amazon and Alibaba, Far From Home

    October 22, 2017 | Consumer Products | The New York Times | Media mention

    There are huge hurdles for tech companies to jump in Southeast Asia, but the pay off is big, to the tune of 200 million untapped digital consumers. “It’s a mix of urban, semi-urban and rural areas, separated by large distances and water,” said Mike Booker, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • From ecommerce to cloud services, the fight is on to dominate a market of 200m online

    October 19, 2017 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    Tech companies are fighting for a share in the market of 200 million digital consumers in Southeast Asia. “There’s a lot of deal activity now,” says Florian Hoppe, a partner with Bain & Company. “It’s clearly an escalating battle and the impacted sectors are getting broader and broader.”

  • Supply-chain finance: The missing link

    October 14, 2017 | Financial Services | The Economist | Media mention

    Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company reckons that the supply-chain finance market is expanding by 15-25% a year in the Americas and by 30-50% in Asia, with food and retailing among the most active industries.

  • HSBC takes tech route to end trade paper trail

    August 10, 2017 | Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    Consultants caution that trade finance lacks more than technology: that the Victorian system has endured so long is testament to the lack of alternatives and absence of standardization. Unlike in, say, ecommerce, there is no ecosystem of banks, shippers, ports and customs. “Banks and others have

  • Amazon and Alibaba go head-to-head in Singapore: Bain & Co

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | CNBC | Media mention

    Consumers will benefit from the greater offerings from internet retailers, but offline retailers stand to lose, says Mike Booker, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Amazon reaches for millions in Southeast Asia's cyberspace

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | The Associated Press | Media mention

    As Amazon gears up in Singapore, there's plenty of room for growth in Southeast Asia, where e-commerce accounts for only 2.6 percent of the retail market, said Sebastien Lamy, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Amazon Enters Singapore With a Pitch to Big Spenders; E-commerce company is initially offering its Prime Now fast-delivery option in the city-state

    July 27, 2017 | Digital, Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    While Amazon has a presence in Japan, China and India, Singapore is its first major foray into a smaller Asian country. The city-state of about 5.6 million people has high average income levels, a business-friendly government and an urban environment that allows for straightforward and easier

  • Amazon enters Southeast Asia, launching Prime Now service in Singapore

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | CNN | Media mention

    Amazon "has deep pockets and takes no prisoners," said Mike Booker, a partner with Bain & Company. The online retailer is "probably keen to go up against Alibaba in a contained environment and try out its strategies and offerings," he added.

  • Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain Is Changing Banking

    July 01, 2017 | Financial Services | Barron's | Media mention

    One executive in a blockchain consortium with other companies told Bain & Company that "half of the people in the group are looking for a solution; the other half are there uniquely to obstruct progress."Nonetheless, Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain, expects blockchain to gain wider acceptance

  • Investing idea: Healthcare PE to remain attractive this year

    June 09, 2017 | Healthcare | The Edge Markets | Media mention

    In the midst of more economic uncertainty this year, healthcare private equity (PE) will continue to be attractive as a safe haven for investors, says Sebastien Lamy, a partner in Bain’s Healthcare and Private Equity Practice. This is a near 60% increase from the US$23.1 billion recorded in 2015.