Bain in the news

  • M&S move to Saudi underlines attraction for big brands

    March 31, 2014 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    The Middle East luxury goods market has experienced steady growth in the past years and is estimated to be worth €6bn a year, according to a report published by Bain & Company.

  • Bain & Company expands financial services partner team in Dubai with promotion of Tom De Waele

    January 21, 2014 | Financial Services | Emirates Week | Media mention

    "Tom, with a wealth of experience across the financial services sector, has made many valuable contributions to the firm and to businesses across the region,” says Luc Luyten, the Middle East managing director of Bain & Company.

  • Seismic shift in energy investment; Shale gas has put fossil fuels back in contention as investors become wary of alternative energy - Private Equity News (11/18/13)

    November 18, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Private Equity News | Media mention

    In light of the discovery of massive amounts of shale gas in the U.S., investors and private equity firms are increasingly pulling their funds away from renewable energy and focusing instead deals to extract and produce fossil fuels.

  • Firms advised to keep it simple to profit more

    November 10, 2013 | Complexity management | The National | Media mention

    As firms grow they often become more complex. These complexities can lead to stunted growth as well as decreased efficiency. Bain & Company partner Mark Gottfredson recently visited the UAE and Saudi Arabia where he advised businesses about reducing complexity to lower costs and increase sales.

  • Luxury labels reinvent for the Chinese super-rich

    August 04, 2013 | Retail | Gulf News | Media mention

    Chinese nationals bought a quarter of the world’s luxury goods by value in 2012, at home and abroad, according to estimates by Bain & Company for Alta-gamma, the Italian trade body.

  • Global Trotter: Luxury Rules in Middle East

    July 24, 2013 | Emerging Markets, Retail | The Economic Times | Media mention

    Dubai accounts for 30 per cent of the Middle East's luxury goods market and is set to gain from increased regional tourism, according to a report from Bain & Company.

  • How to implement a successful IT transformation

    July 16, 2013 | IT, Technology | CNME | Media mention

    Stephen Phillips, head of Bain & Company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa IT practice, speaks about IT transformation, how to make effective investments in IT, and IT program management.

  • Dubai Mall takes the lion's share of luxury goods sales

    July 10, 2013 | Consumer Products | The National | Media mention

    The Dubai Mall accounts for about half of all luxury goods purchases in the emirate, according to a study by Bain & Company. In total, Dubai represents about 30 per cent of the regional market and 60 per cent of the UAE's luxury goods sector, the report said.

  • Would Sir like his goat wrapped?

    June 08, 2013 | Consumer Products | The Economist | Media mention

    Dubai's wealthy are no longer content with luxury brands, instead preferring custom-made 24-carat gold iPads and Bengali Tigers. Bain & Company estimates that luxury spending in the region grew from 10% last year, to just over $8 billion.

  • Dr. Yasar Jarrar on Dubai TV's "Kharitat el Mal"

    January 20, 2013 | Dubai TV | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner, Dr. Yasar Jarrar, is featured on Dubai TV's "Kharitat el Mal" program. Dr. Jarrar is questioned about the 2013 outlook for Dubai, the five-year spending plan of Abu Dhabi and the developments for the Mohammed Bin Rashid City project. (Interview with Dr.