Bain in the news

  • 2017 Is Record Year for Private Equity Deals

    March 15, 2018 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Kiki Yang, a partner with Bain & Company, weighs in on mergers and acquisitions following a record year for private equity in 2017.

  • Toys ‘R’ Us Said to Eye China PE Firms in $1 Billion Asian Sale

    March 15, 2018 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Private equity deal making in the Asia Pacific region is on a tear, with the value of transactions soaring 41 percent last year to a record $159 billion, according to a Bain & Company report. Fundraising activity increased to $66 billion last year, led by the larger, more established funds.

  • MBA Applications: How Important is the GMAT?

    March 15, 2018 | FindMBA | Media mention

    Keith Bevans, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's consultant recruitment program, talks with FindMBA about the importance of GMAT test scores for MBA applicants and consulting candidates.

  • Amazon could shake the banking industry to its core — but one expert knows how Wall Street can fight back

    March 15, 2018 | Banking | Business Insider | Media mention

    When the news hit that Amazon was in talks with several banks to launch a "checking account-like product," naturally everyone feared the worst. But the situation for banks may not be as dire as some seem to think — at least yet. That's according to Maureen Burns, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • 6 expert budgeting tips for IT leaders

    March 12, 2018 | Information Technology | CIO | Media mention

    Most companies are strapped with overly complex legacy environments that use up more resources than their business value justifies, says Rudy Puryear, a partner with Bain & Company and the leader of the firm's global IT practice.

  • Robots Won’t Solve the Worker Shortage

    March 10, 2018 | Macro Trends | Barron's | Media mention

    Automation is revolutionizing manufacturing, trucking, retail sales, food services, and medicine, among other industries. Bain & Company estimates that one in four or five U.S. jobs will be automated by 2030. But other positions will be created by the need to handle higher-level work that robots

  • Four Ways to Spur Innovation at Your Managed Care Organization

    March 06, 2018 | Healthcare | Managed Healthcare | Media mention

    The healthcare industry is ripe for innovation. Several experts speak on how to spark creative programs and solutions at healthcare organizations. Julie Coffman, a partner with Bain & Company, recommends forming a leadership cadre that carries forth changes ushered in by innovative researchers and

  • Five takeaways from Amazon’s flirtation with checking

    March 05, 2018 | Banking | American Banker | Media mention

    As foot traffic has dwindled at brick-and-mortar branches in recent years, banks have looked for new ways to pitch products, such as checking accounts, to customers online. So far their efforts have mostly fallen flat, in large part because of the collective shortcomings of the industry’s core

  • Amazon in talks to offer bank accounts with JPMorgan Chase

    March 05, 2018 | Banking | Financial Times | Media mention

    Amazon could find a receptive audience for its rumored banking venture. A recent survey carried out by Bain & Company found that nearly 60 percent of bank customers in the US were willing to try a financial product from tech groups they already use. Amazon and PayPal were the two brands consumers

  • PE Panorama: Despite suggestions to the contrary, PE finding places to put cash

    March 05, 2018 | Private Equity | Asia Asset Management | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company's 2018 Global Private Equity report 2017’s deal value, at $440 billion, was up on 2016’s $369 billion, but still well short of the pre-crisis peak of $762 billion in 2007.