Bain in the news

  • ZhongAn launches insurtech concept to world

    September 25, 2017 | Insurance | Financial Times | Media mention

    The company uses artificial intelligence and big data to assess the risk of the short-maturity products. “It has advantaged access to customers where other insurtech doesn’t,” says Richard Hatherall, a partner with Bain & Company. “It actually has many of the characteristics of big tech.”

  • Mattress Startup Saatva Weighs a Capital Raise

    September 25, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    An increased emphasis on shopping convenience has paved the road for an acceleration of the online mattress segment and its direct-to-consumer model. “There’s been a big change in the mattress industry in the last two years,” said Mike Stewart, a partner with Bain & Company. “Everyone is taking

  • From Ugly Duckling to EnVogue: Commerzbank Luring Suitors

    September 22, 2017 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “The German [banking] market continues to be very difficult in comparison to many European countries,” said Dirk Vater, a partner with Bain & Company. “Margins are thin thanks to strong competition, fragmentation and very price sensitive retail clients.”

  • Amazon's Whole Foods Price Cuts Brought 25% Jump in Shoppers

    September 11, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    If Amazon was willing to break even at Whole Foods, it could reduce prices across the board by as much as 15 percent, according to an estimate by Mikey Vu, a partner and grocery expert with Bain & Company.

  • Will your next new co-worker be a robot? Automation is hitting office jobs in Chicago

    September 09, 2017 | Advanced Analytics | Chicago Tribune | Media mention

    When it comes to automating white-collar jobs versus blue-collar, "technology is colorblind," said Chris Brahm, a partner with Bain. "If it's something that's relatively routine it gets automated."

  • Chinese Startup Racing Tesla Brings Driverless Trucks to Arizona

    September 07, 2017 | Automotive | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “Lower costs and higher efficiency pictured by self-driving trucks are good lures for business clients while improvement in safety is a good point to convince governments,” said Bruno Zhao, a partner with Bain & Company. “The question is whether the technology will really be ready.”

  • Bundling equipment purchases saves providers money and improves care

    September 07, 2017 | Healthcare | Modern Healthcare | Media mention

    Providers that are rapidly growing their footprint have an opportunity to expand their vendor relationships and streamline their capital acquisition process, said Julie Coffman, a partner with Bain & Company. That can facilitate better usage patterns, reducing training requirements, taking less

  • United Technology merges with Rockwell Collins

    September 07, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | The Economist | Media mention

    Airlines are moving production in house-- resulting in a consolidating supply chain, says Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company. Gaining scale gives suppliers clout with their customers and with their own supply chains.

  • European banking landscape increasingly polarized, says analyst

    September 06, 2017 | Banking | CNBC | Media mention

    Strong banks have been getting stronger but a number of banks could be in danger, João Soares, partner with Bain & Company, told CNBC.

  • Number of European lenders in danger rises sharply

    September 04, 2017 | Banking | Financial Times | Media mention

    A new report by Bain & Company shows that the number of European banks in grave danger rose sharply last year and is now close to its 2013 level, despite extensive efforts by lenders to bolster balance sheets and profits. "The fragile banks that have not acted effectively or that delayed taking