Bain in the news

  • LBO Focus: Beauty and Personal Care Go Niche, Providing Risk and Opportunity for Private Equity

    August 01, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    As deal flow begins to pivot toward younger, more rapidly expanding brands, new challenges are emerging. “Everyone is going to go smaller,” said Vandana Radhakrishnan, a partner with Bain & Company, adding that both investors and industry giants are looking for younger companies with the goal of

  • Cooper’s Take: Recession Concerns Take Center Stage for Health-Care Investors

    July 31, 2017 | Healthcare | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Many health care-focused firms are thinking more about recessionary risks than the health-care debate on Capitol Hill, said Joshua Weisbrod, a partner at Bain & Company. He said his clients are looking at the effects a likely economic downturn would have on the companies they are considering

  • How Much for That Fancy Red Diamond? It’s Kind of a Secret

    July 27, 2017 | Metals & Mining | The New York Times | Media mention

    Olya Linde, a partner with Bain & Company, said colored diamonds were “governed by a different logic” from the more typical clear diamonds. The market for them, she said, is more similar to how fine art is bought and sold.

  • Amazon and Alibaba go head-to-head in Singapore: Bain & Co

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | CNBC | Media mention

    Consumers will benefit from the greater offerings from internet retailers, but offline retailers stand to lose, says Mike Booker, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Amazon enters Southeast Asia, launching Prime Now service in Singapore

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | CNN | Media mention

    Amazon "has deep pockets and takes no prisoners," said Mike Booker, a partner with Bain & Company. The online retailer is "probably keen to go up against Alibaba in a contained environment and try out its strategies and offerings," he added.

  • Amazon reaches for millions in Southeast Asia's cyberspace

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | The Associated Press | Media mention

    As Amazon gears up in Singapore, there's plenty of room for growth in Southeast Asia, where e-commerce accounts for only 2.6 percent of the retail market, said Sebastien Lamy, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Amazon Enters Singapore With a Pitch to Big Spenders; E-commerce company is initially offering its Prime Now fast-delivery option in the city-state

    July 27, 2017 | Digital, Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    While Amazon has a presence in Japan, China and India, Singapore is its first major foray into a smaller Asian country. The city-state of about 5.6 million people has high average income levels, a business-friendly government and an urban environment that allows for straightforward and easier

  • Is this the time for man-made diamonds to shine?

    July 23, 2017 | Metals & Mining | The Washington Post | Media mention

    Roughly 70 percent of U.S. millennials say an engagement ring "has to have a diamond," ¬compared with 67 percent of non-millennials, according to a recent study by Bain & Company.

  • Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

    July 10, 2017 | Digital | Yahoo! Tech | Media mention

    According to a survey by Bain & Company, more than 40% of consumers expected themselves to use their smart speakers and assistants to schedule calendar events and make online purchases. But in reality less than 15% were using them for such activities. “We are visual thinkers in many ways,” said

  • How A Top Management Consulting Firm Is Helping Social Enterprises Thrive

    July 06, 2017 | Social & Public Sector | Forbes | Media mention

    The CEO of RootCapital sits down to talk with Vikki Tam, a partner at Bain & Company and head of its Social Impact practice, to learn more about how Bain approaches social impact and the trends she sees across Bain’s social-sector clients.