Bain in the news

  • Bain & Co: Undervalued assets harder to find

    February 28, 2018 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Hugh MacArthur, global head of private equity practice at Bain & Company, said it is getting tougher to find value but there are “bargains” to be found.

  • Consumer goods: big brands battle with the ‘little guys’

    February 27, 2018 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, despite rising global demand, 34 of the world’s 50 biggest consumer companies are suffering either from slower sales and profits growth, or both. “Companies will need to fundamentally revisit their way of working and transform themselves,” says Matthew Meacham, a

  • Bain fights back in the battle for MBA hires

    February 26, 2018 | Financial Times | Media mention

    “It’s not my job to reach every student,” says Keith Bevans, partner with Bain & Company and the global head of consulting recruiting for the firm, who is currently wrapping up the firm’s summer internship recruitment drive. “But it is my job to enable students to reach anyone they want at Bain.”

  • Bain: Buyout Firms Need to Start Acting Like Corporates

    February 26, 2018 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    In its annual private-equity report, Bain & Company said the record levels of unspent capital concentrated in megafunds—those with more than $5 billion in capital—is bound to result in an increase in multibillion-dollar transactions.

  • Global PE industry struggles to deploy capital despite fund-raising boon

    February 26, 2018 | Private Equity | The National | Media mention

    The private equity industry’s inability to put money to work as fast as it’s coming in has pushed the levels of ‘dry powder’ - sums allocated for deals by companies – to an all-time high of $633bn in uncalled capital, according to Bain & Company's 2017 Global Private Equity report.

  • Private equity roars back

    February 26, 2018 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    A new report from Bain & Company shows private equity is stronger than ever.

  • Private equity buyouts running at fastest rate since crisis

    February 26, 2018 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Private equity groups are buying public companies at the fastest rate since before the financial crisis, with deals totaling $180 billion last year, nearly twice the level of 2016, according to Hugh MacArthur, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Paid Family Leave Finds an Unlikely Ally: Investors

    February 21, 2018 | Organization | Slate | Media mention

    Eric Garton, a partner with Bain & Company who leads the company’s global organizational practice, believes investors will continue to take a closer look at companies’ human capital management when making investment decisions: “Historically, a private equity firm would look at the senior leadership

  • The Big Changes Ahead For Boomer Workers

    February 20, 2018 | Macro Trends | Forbes | Media mention

    Companies looking to innovate and scale within their businesses “will often find that skill among workers who’ve been around the place awhile,” said Andrew Schwedel, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Here’s how automation will hollow out the American economy

    February 16, 2018 | Macro Trends | MIT Technology Review | Media mention

    A new study by Bain & Company found that automation could exacerbate inequality in the US.