Bain in the news

  • Emmanuel Macron’s Win in France Buoys Small Businesses’ Hopes

    May 10, 2017 | The New York Times | Media mention

    A huge job for the new administration will be persuading the French people — and French businesses, investors and workers — to feel more optimistic about the future after a long malaise. “The best case is it takes some time, but he manages to implement at least half of what’s needed to stop

  • Fred Reichheld in Seven

    May 10, 2017 | ResearchLive | Media mention

    Fred Reichheld, advisory partner with Bain & Company and founder of the firm's loyalty practice and creator of the Net Promoter System, answers seven questions about NPS and how it can be adapted to the digital age.

  • Trends: PE deal values rebound in Southeast Asia

    May 09, 2017 | Private Equity | The Edge | Media mention

    After a subdued 2015, private equity (PE) deal values in Southeast Asia rebounded 14% to US$6.8 billion last year, according to Bain & Co’s annual Southeast Asia Private Equity Report published on April 21. This compares with the average of just US$4.8 billion from 2011 to 2015. Last year, less

  • PE players becoming more sophisticated in deal sourcing in Asean: Sebastien Lamy, Bain

    May 07, 2017 | Private Equity | Deal Street Asia | Media mention

    The south-east Asian region is likely to see a spurt in private equity activity due to a rise in fund-seeking enterprises, succession issues and principals’ growing comfort with the PE model, according to Sebastien Lamy, a partner in Bain & Company.

  • Culture clash: an unseen blight for mega-mergers

    May 07, 2017 | Organization | The Sunday Telegraph | Media mention

    Marc Berman, a partner with Bain & Company, said one of the most common mistakes firms make when they merge is to take "so long to resolve people issues that their best talent gets lured away or culture tensions fester" - something that could become an issue in this case if decisions aren't made

  • The Top 25 Consultants 2017

    May 07, 2017 | Firm Strategy | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Kara Gruver, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's Boston office, was named to Consulting Magazine's annual list of the Top 25 Consultants. Gruver was recognized particularly for her excellence in leadership. Under Gruver's leadership, Bain Boston has outpaced the firm's global

  • American banks have recovered well, but many European ones are still struggling

    May 06, 2017 | Banking | The Economist | Media mention

    Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company, argues that before the crisis banks everywhere “didn’t really have different strategies”. Tight regulation had traditionally limited their scope for experimentation, but in the helter-skelter years leading up to 2007-08 banks grew indiscriminately,

  • The founder-led company dilemma

    May 04, 2017 | Financial Mail | Media mention

    Founder-led companies are often more successful than those run by professional managers, who might not have the same pizzazz and passion, but may be better placed to lead in the next phase of growth.

  • Kang’s Take: New Era for Telecom Investors

    May 02, 2017 | Telecommunications | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Within the industry, growth categories such as “Internet of Things” have started to capture significant attention from buyers, said Herbert Blum, a partner who heads the Americas telecommunications with Bain & Company.

  • Back to School: Bar rises for healthcare investors

    May 01, 2017 | Healthcare | Buyouts | Media mention

    Healthcare is poised to remain a safe-haven investment in 2017 as the sector’s long-term fundamentals remain positive, but the bar is rising as a growing number of funds disproportionately focus on the sector, according to Kara Murphy, a partner with Bain & Company.