Bain in the news

  • 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.

  • U.S. oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

    October 13, 2017 | Oil & Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Rather than compete for the same customers, the pipeline firms are seeking to cut deals to ensure they can guarantee the energy supplies to fill the lines. "There is a lot of money chasing the opportunity right now," said Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • US grocers count the pennies as discounters wage price war

    October 10, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company predicts that grocery discounters’ revenues will rise 8 to 10 per cent through to 2020, five times faster than traditional US grocers, growth that will be aided as stagnant wages push frugal shoppers to cut-price retailers.

  • Lidl Stores Gain Little Traction So Far in U.S.

    October 08, 2017 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Retail analysts say that it will take several more months to prove whether Lidl is catching on in the U.S. "It takes time for people's shopping behavior to adapt and get into a new routine, particularly something that is routinized as shopping," said Kent Knudson, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Buyout giants break through the ice in Japan

    October 06, 2017 | Private Equity | Reuters | Media mention

    The next question for buyout firms is to how snag more deals. Shareholder pressure means there are likely to be many more corporate cast-offs. So buyout firms need to be better at spotting upfront how they can make businesses more valuable, says Jim Verbeeten, a partner with Bain & Company, or they

  • 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

  • Trump Slows Efforts to Cut Health-Care Costs

    October 05, 2017 | Healthcare | Bloomberg Businessweek | Media mention

    New payment models may allow the most efficient health-care providers to boost their profits while reducing overall costs. But ultimately someone will have to take a financial hit, according to Joshua Weisbrod, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • LBO Focus: Firms Curb Enthusiasm as Craft Beer Space Starts Next Chapter

    October 02, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    The craft beer sector is transitioning from a phase of rapid expansion to one of maturation, posing new challenges to private-equity investors. “A few years ago, you could buy anything because everything was growing,” said Charles Tillen, a partner with Bain & Company, adding that the sector has

  • Short Takes: The Art of the Possible

    October 01, 2017 | Digital | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Elizabeth Spaulding, a partner with Bain & Company, interviews with Consulting Magazine on ADAPT, Bain’s new digital advisory offering.

  • China FDA's Sovaldi nod could usher in more fast track approvals

    September 29, 2017 | Pharmaceuticals | S&P Global | Media mention

    Due to the Chinese government's recent fast tracking of certain new drugs' approval, more and more international foreign pharma companies will likely try to file applications with the China FDA, according to Phil Leung, a partner with Bain & Company in Shanghai.