Bain in the news

  • From Ugly Duckling to EnVogue: Commerzbank Luring Suitors

    September 22, 2017 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “The German [banking] market continues to be very difficult in comparison to many European countries,” said Dirk Vater, a partner with Bain & Company. “Margins are thin thanks to strong competition, fragmentation and very price sensitive retail clients.”

  • Carmakers face threat from new drivers of profit

    August 08, 2017 | Automotive | Financial Times | Media mention

    “The industry has been relying heavily on the innovation power of their supplier partners,” says Klaus Stricker, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's global automotive practice. “And when you think about connectivity, digitization, autonomous driving, this will increase rather than

  • North American deals drive global investment banking fees to 10-year high

    April 04, 2017 | Financial Services | Reuters | Media mention

    “The market environment has not been as favorable since the financial crisis with equities at market tops and revived debt origination in anticipation of tightening monetary policy," said Robert Gruebner, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • 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."

  • You're going to need a better boat: 'Jaws' on branch transformation

    August 13, 2015 | Financial Services | Credit Union Journal | Media mention

    Branch transformation is determining which institutions stay in the financial game as credit union members want their transactions to blend seamlessly whether they're banking in the branch, at home or on the go.

  • At Davos, rising stress spurs Goldie Hawn meditation talk

    January 21, 2014 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    There will be 25 sessions at the 2014 World Economic Forum dedicated to discussing wellness and mental health. This is a 50 percent increase in health-related presentations from 2008. The increase is indicative of the impact that stress and unhealthiness have on business.

  • Dimon avoiding Davos limelight as fines impede bank trust

    January 21, 2014 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Amid tightening regulations and increased scrutiny, financial institutions are looking for ways to re-organize and remain profitable. New laws such as 'the Volcker Rule' in the U.S. seek to push banks away from making bets with their own money.

  • German energy crisis favours the fleet

    August 27, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Reuters | Media mention

    "Utilities are coming from a world of big cash flows and high profits. But those days are over," said Kim Petrick, a partner at Bain & Company, "now it's all about customer focus. And so far small companies are faster and more successful than big utilities.

  • Carmakers think outside the box as electric dreams shatter

    March 08, 2013 | Automotive | Reuters | Media mention

    Car manufacturers "are going back to the drawing board" searching for new ways to reduce CO2 emissions, as hybrids and battery cars do not appear poised to become popular enough to meet EU regulations.

  • German business: A machine running smoothly

    February 07, 2011 | The Economist | Media mention

    Germany's GDP growth, bolstered by strong international exports, has begun to draw attention because its economic performance is outpacing that of the strongest nations in the world.