Bain in the news

  • Kreutzer’s Take: Should Investors Worry About Amazon’s Health-Care Push?

    February 16, 2018 | Organization, Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Private-equity investors in retail and consumer companies battled the Amazon effect for years. Now health-care firms must shore up their defenses. “Everyone that is investing in the market should be thinking about what the Amazon impact would be,” said Nirad Jain, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Millennials inject new vigor into China's luxury market

    February 13, 2018 | Retail | Nikkei | Media mention

    While growth in luxury spending in Japan and elsewhere has been linked to the wealth effect that accompanies rising stock prices, this does not seem to be the driving factor in China. Rather, it was "Chinese millennials" aged 20 to 34 who "helped accelerate luxury spending here, particularly in the

  • Labor Markets, Brief Shutdown, Asian Sell-Off: CEO Daily for February 9, 2018

    February 09, 2018 | Macro Trends | Fortune | Media mention

    Bain & Company has an interesting report out looking at the three mega-trends that will disrupt labor markets over the coming decades: rapidly aging populations, accelerating automation, and rising inequality. “You can’t think about any one of those issues separately,” said Karen Harris, a partner

  • Labor Markets, Brief Shutdown, Asian Sell-Off: CEO Daily for February 9, 2018

    February 09, 2018 | Macro Trends | Fortune | Media mention

    A new Bain & Company report, Labor 2030: The collision of demographics, automation and inequality, talks about how the large forces of rising inequality, automation and demographic shifts will radically change the business environment in the 2020s and beyond. “We expect the 2020s to be a period of

  • Wealthy Chinese push racing pigeon prices skywards

    February 09, 2018 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    After years of declines following the anti-corruption campaign launched by President Xi Jinping in 2012, sales of luxury goods in China grew 20 percent last year, according to Bain & Company.

  • Chinese, Big Luxury Consumers, Are Now Buying Luxury Companies; Chinese companies have previously struggled to become major acquirers of luxury brands

    February 09, 2018 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The Chinese are the world's biggest consumers of luxury goods, accounting for nearly a third of all purchases globally, according to research from Bain & Company. That includes purchases at home in mainland China and overseas, where they splurge on shopping trips in fashion capitals around the

  • Kelner’s Take: The Public-Private Energy Venture’s Marriage of Convenience

    February 09, 2018 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    For investment managers, joint ventures are “an opportunity to deploy capital in big chunks,” said Ethan Phillips, a partner with Bain & Company. In some cases, joint ventures with public oil-and-gas companies also give firms exposure to seasoned management teams and businesses with established

  • Advisors Central to a Recast Life Insurance Model

    February 09, 2018 | Insurance | Insurance News Net | Media mention

    Boosting agent productivity will be a requirement if life insurers want to thrive in the 21st century, according to a new report. Life insurers are also going to have to deliver products faster, and offer services and an experience that benefits policyholders first, said Antonio Rodrigues, a

  • Automation To Displace 20-25% Of Workers By 2030: Bain’s Harris

    February 08, 2018 | Macro Trends | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Karen Harris, managing director of Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group, discusses how the business environment of the 2020s will be unlike anything we’ve encountered for the last 60 years.

  • Do's and don'ts when using shopping apps

    February 08, 2018 | Retail | AP | Media mention

    "Now shopping can be anytime, anywhere, multiple times a day, which is great for customers who value convenience," said Casey Taylor, a partner with Bain & Company. "But for customers on a budget, what I would share as the primary caution is that it makes it very easy — almost too easy."