Bain in the news

  • Why Bain & Company Continues to Be the Best Employer

    October 17, 2017 | Firm Strategy | Inc. | Media mention

    Bain & Company sure knows how to treat employees right: they have been ranked as the number one place to work in the United States in 2017, 2014, and 2012. Inc. sits down with Keith Bevans, a partner and Global Head of Consultant Recruiting for Bain, about how the company does it.

  • Mega deals fuel Japan private equity

    October 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Driven by big-ticket transactions, private equity deal volume in Japan has reached an all-time high of $23.9 billion from January to September 2017, according to Bain & Company’s Japan Private Equity Report 2017. “We expect this trend to continue as key fundamentals continue to strengthen,

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Conagra is revamping the Slim Jim brand: Think office, not gas station

    October 13, 2017 | Consumer Products | CNBC | Media mention

    "What you do see is the overall quality bar has ramped up," said Brian McRoskey, a partner with Bain & Company. "If you don't satisfy (customers') needs, they will move somewhere else."

  • 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

  • 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.