Bain in the news

  • Bain & Co.'s Rafael Natanek on how to make your drug launch a success

    September 27, 2017 | Pharmaceuticals | S&P Global | Media mention

    Following a survey of 100 executives at the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, Rafael Natanek, a partner with Bain & Company, talked to S&P Global Market Intelligence about the critical importance of a successful new drug launch, given that drug companies will derive 25% to 80% of their revenue from

  • How to stay ahead of the IoT curve

    September 26, 2017 | Technology | CGMA Magazine | Media mention

    According to a study by Bain & Company, 27% of European executives said they are implementing or have already implemented IoT and analytics use cases, compared with 18% of US executives. Ann Bosche, a partner with Bain, said that IoT presents a blind spot to most companies, whether they’re

  • ZhongAn launches insurtech concept to world

    September 25, 2017 | Insurance | Financial Times | Media mention

    The company uses artificial intelligence and big data to assess the risk of the short-maturity products. “It has advantaged access to customers where other insurtech doesn’t,” says Richard Hatherall, a partner with Bain & Company. “It actually has many of the characteristics of big tech.”

  • Mattress Startup Saatva Weighs a Capital Raise

    September 25, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    An increased emphasis on shopping convenience has paved the road for an acceleration of the online mattress segment and its direct-to-consumer model. “There’s been a big change in the mattress industry in the last two years,” said Mike Stewart, a partner with Bain & Company. “Everyone is taking

  • 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.”

  • Amazon's Whole Foods Price Cuts Brought 25% Jump in Shoppers

    September 11, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    If Amazon was willing to break even at Whole Foods, it could reduce prices across the board by as much as 15 percent, according to an estimate by Mikey Vu, a partner and grocery expert with Bain & Company.

  • Will your next new co-worker be a robot? Automation is hitting office jobs in Chicago

    September 09, 2017 | Advanced Analytics | Chicago Tribune | Media mention

    When it comes to automating white-collar jobs versus blue-collar, "technology is colorblind," said Chris Brahm, a partner with Bain. "If it's something that's relatively routine it gets automated."

  • Bundling equipment purchases saves providers money and improves care

    September 07, 2017 | Healthcare | Modern Healthcare | Media mention

    Providers that are rapidly growing their footprint have an opportunity to expand their vendor relationships and streamline their capital acquisition process, said Julie Coffman, a partner with Bain & Company. That can facilitate better usage patterns, reducing training requirements, taking less

  • Chinese Startup Racing Tesla Brings Driverless Trucks to Arizona

    September 07, 2017 | Automotive | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “Lower costs and higher efficiency pictured by self-driving trucks are good lures for business clients while improvement in safety is a good point to convince governments,” said Bruno Zhao, a partner with Bain & Company. “The question is whether the technology will really be ready.”

  • 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.