Bain in the news

  • Uber's lofty plan: Flying taxis in L.A.

    November 08, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | Los Angeles Times | Media mention

    Despite the momentum behind Uber's project, Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, who leads the firm's aerospace and defense practice, said the regulatory timeline tends to be longer than companies expect.

  • We won't be flying in electric planes for at least 15 years, says industry expert

    October 13, 2017 | Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | CNBC | Media mention

    Early investors are pouring tens of millions of dollars into electric, autonomous and vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) concepts like Zunum Aero, Volocopter and Aurora Flight Sciences. But Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, says consumers will have to wait longer than some of those

  • Boeing buys company that's developing flying taxis for Uber

    October 05, 2017 | Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | Chicago Tribune | Media mention

    Boeing is set to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a company working with Uber to develop autonomous aircraft the tech giant could one day operate as air taxis. While automation is going to be critical to the commercial side of the aerospace industry, there has been a much quicker adaptation with

  • United Technology merges with Rockwell Collins

    September 07, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | The Economist | Media mention

    Airlines are moving production in house-- resulting in a consolidating supply chain, says Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company. Gaining scale gives suppliers clout with their customers and with their own supply chains.

  • Can defense stocks keep soaring?

    May 30, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | Washington Business Journal | Media mention

    This was at a time when defense budgets were drawing down and companies were engaging in financial engineering. But Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, said the same factors that pushed up defense stocks over the last few years aren't enough to continue the current rally.

  • Why SAIC and other government services firms are setting up remote IT shops

    May 24, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | Washington Business Journal | Media mention

    In a fiercely competitive government IT services market, companies are looking for ways to keep down overhead and offer lower rates when bidding for contracts. These facilities allow companies to share infrastructure, basic support and allow them to spread costs across multiple customers, said Dan

  • China Moves a Step Forward in Its Quest for Food Security

    April 05, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Services | New York Times | Media mention

    The approval of antitrust food agencies in China would be seen as promising for others seeking such deals, said Dale Stafford, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Dale Stafford on the State of M&A in Healthcare

    March 30, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Services | Bloomberg | Media mention

    The current uncertainty surrounding the healthcare sector in the US could have adverse effects on M&A. Dale Stafford, a partner with Bain & Company's Mergers & Acquisitions practice in the Americas, appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak to discuss the opportunities for consolidation in the pharma and

  • How Changes in Technology Are Re-Creating the HR-IT Relationship

    September 29, 2016 | Organization | Society for Human Resource Management | Media mention

    "The best path begins with HR describing its talent strategy and how technology can help that," said Dan Schwartz, a partner in Bain & Company's Organization practice in Washington, D.C.

  • 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