Bain in the news

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.