Bain in the news

  • European Grocery Rivalry Expands to U.S. as Aldi, Lidl Bulk Up

    June 12, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “There’s a tremendous amount of value at stake that will shift to Lidl and Aldi,” said Kent Knudson, a partner with Bain & Company. “Traditional grocers can’t afford to lose sales right now given how competitive it is -- it will be very disruptive.”

  • Investing idea: Healthcare PE to remain attractive this year

    June 09, 2017 | Healthcare | The Edge Markets | Media mention

    In the midst of more economic uncertainty this year, healthcare private equity (PE) will continue to be attractive as a safe haven for investors, says Sebastien Lamy, a partner in Bain’s Healthcare and Private Equity Practice. This is a near 60% increase from the US$23.1 billion recorded in 2015.

  • Spain’s Santander saves Banco (not so) Popular

    June 08, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Financial Times | Media mention

    Loss aversion — the idea of holding on to garbage investments to avoid the reckoning — has long brought down stock investors. A new report from Bain & Company says that companies need to be similarly wary of units not pulling their weight.

  • Cooper’s Take: Consumer Health-Care Brings New Players Into the Fray

    June 08, 2017 | Healthcare | Wall Street Journal Pro | Media mention

    According to Nirad Jain, a health care-focused partner at consulting firm Bain & Company, interest in consumer-focused health-care companies may stem from investors bracing for a potential economic downturn.

  • Bain unveils latest Global Private Equity Report

    June 08, 2017 | Private Equity | CNBC Africa | Media mention

    Andrei Vorobyov, head of Bain & Company’s Private Equity and M&A practices in Africa, talks to CNBC Africa about Bain’s latest Global PE report.

  • British Airways botches its response to its latest technical woes

    June 03, 2017 | Information Technology | The Economist | Media mention

    Frank Ford, a partner with Bain & Company, postulates that airlines could fix systematic IT crashes by simply performing tests on these systems more often. Firms in many industries, including airlines, typically fear that tests could disrupt business too much, and as a consequence skimp on them.

  • Can defense stocks keep soaring?

    May 30, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | Washington Business Journal | Media mention

    This was at a time when defense budgets were drawing down and companies were engaging in financial engineering. But Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, said the same factors that pushed up defense stocks over the last few years aren't enough to continue the current rally.

  • World luxury goods sales growth seen up 2-4% in 2017: Bain

    May 29, 2017 | Retail | The Business Times Singapore | Media mention

    In 2017, total revenue in the sector that includes watches, jewellery, clothes, shoes and leather goods will rise to 254 billion-259 billion euros (S$392.89 billion-S$400.62 billion) from 249 billion euros in 2016, the study by consultancy group Bain & Co and Italian luxury industry association

  • Utilities think digital to serve homes of future

    May 29, 2017 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Financial Times | Media mention

    Julian Critchlow, a partner with Bain & Company, stresses that in the immediate future most utility companies will need - and will continue - to make money on basic energy supply. Until more homes move "off grid" with their own solar panels and batteries that can store excess electricity, energy

  • Luxury Fashion Brands Start to Sell on China's WeChat Messaging App; Tencent highlights WeChat's vast user base and multimedia platform to court the likes of Burberry, Longchamp, Dior and Cartier

    May 28, 2017 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    France's Longchamp and the U.K.'s Burberry Group PLC have begun selling handbags and clothes on WeChat, China's most popular messaging app. The move signals a challenge to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., where online transactions are expected to reach $870 billion this year, according to Bain & Company.