Bain in the news

  • Why Schwab’s CEO Bets You Won’t Be Trading Stocks on Amazon

    April 25, 2018 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain analysis suggests that by partnering with a bank and employing the same low-margin strategy it used to gain market share in e-commerce, Amazon could build financial relationships with 70 million customers.

  • Will Amazon Bend the Cost Curve for Health Care?

    April 25, 2018 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Nirad Jain, partner with Bain & Company, discusses Amazon's health care venture on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas.

  • Vietnam’s emerging consumers embrace eCommerce

    April 25, 2018 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Ecommerce has been slower to take off in south-east Asia than in China because of the region’s challenging logistics. However, online businesses are booming: Bain & Company recently estimated that the region had 200 million digital consumers — people who bought goods or services online — out of an

  • Cooper’s Take: Chinese Investors Turn to U.S., Europe for Health-Care Deals

    April 20, 2018 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Investors are looking to the U.S. and Europe for health-care buyout opportunities. Chinese players in particular have been extremely active and turning an eye toward the U.S. and Europe for deal flow, said Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • APAC healthcare deals in 2017 hit record highs, trend to continue in 2018: Bain report

    April 20, 2018 | Private Equity | The Deal | Media mention

    Amid a surge in healthcare deals globally last year including those backed by private equity, Asia Pacific’s disclosed deal value surged to $7.2 billion, with 61 deals in 2017 as compared to 52 in 2016, the highest level since 2001 and the momentum is expected to continue this year, according to

  • Asian health care private equity buyouts boosted to new highs by Chinese investors in 2017

    April 20, 2018 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Health care buyouts in Asia hit a new high in 2017, with deal values from 61 transactions reaching US$7.2 billion, a record since at least 2001, according to Bain & Company. Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain, said a key theme that stood out from these cross-border buyout deals was the rising trend

  • Using AI Can Have Unintended Consequences

    April 19, 2018 | Retail | Carrier Management | Media mention

    New insights from Bain & Company offers a list of risks to beware of when considering leveraging AI, and advises that executives be involved in establishing the goals and limits around the AI used by their businesses.

  • Bain & Co: APAC healthcare PE buyouts doubled in 2017

    April 19, 2018 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Healthcare-focused buyouts in the Asia Pacific region reached $7.2 billion in 2017, more than twice the level in 2016, as demographic and regulatory trends boosted deal activity in the sector. The number of deals also rose year-on-year, from 52 deals worth $3.2 billion in 2016 to 61 deals totaling

  • Discussing the outlook for healthcare M&A in 2018

    April 19, 2018 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are looking to pare portfolios and focus on growing targeted therapeutic areas, says Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Providers dominated healthcare private equity deals in 2017

    April 18, 2018 | Private Equity | Modern Healthcare | Media mention

    The provider sector once again beat out its healthcare rivals when it came to global private equity buyouts last year, accounting for 45% of total deals or nearly $19 billion, according to a new report from Bain & Company.