Publications

  • Broadband growth will see SA 'rival Dubai as a hub in Africa'

    March 14, 2010 | Business Day | Media mention

    Improvements in South Africa's telecommunications system could position South Africa as a viable alternative as a hub for multinational companies seeking a base in the Middle East and Africa against country rival, Dubai.

  • Black empowerment expected to drive mergers, acquisitions this year

    March 10, 2010 | Private Equity | Business Day | Media mention

    Ending a period of industry sluggishness spurred by the global economic downturn, many of South Africa's investment professionals in private equity expect funds to be black empowered this year, said Athol Williams, a partner at business consulting firm Bain & Company.

  • Big enough not good enough

    March 06, 2010 | Miningmx.com | Media mention

    Alan Bird, senior partner at consultancy, Bain & Company, agrees that China is currently driving demand in the mining industry given the country's expected 10% GDP growth story. Globally, the commodity demand of the past few years is quickly resuming.

  • Bain warns consumers not to expect cellular price cuts

    March 04, 2010 | Tech Central | Media mention

    Our work focuses on helping companies deliver results. Visit our publications section, Bain Insights, for the best research and ideas from Bain's experts.

  • Mining and metals: All that glitters

    March 02, 2010 | Asian Venture Capital Journal | Media mention

    With mergers and acquisitions deals noticeably absent last year, mining and metal industry leaders are hoping that China's blossoming demand will propel the industry into a progressive growth trend. However, some analysts caution against placing the burden of success entirely on China.

  • Bain & Company expands management team in South Africa to lead next wave of investment and growth

    March 01, 2010 | Press release

    Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2, 2010 - In response to growing demand for its services, Bain & Company, the global business consulting firm, announced today two senior additions to its South African management team.

  • Royalties law 'shows industry unity'

    March 01, 2010 | Miningmx.com | Media mention

    South Africa's Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, which will charge mining companies on profit rather than revenue as first proposed in 2003, came into force on Monday this week after being delayed by a year.

  • Global business consulting firm Bain & Company is beefing up management in South Africa

    March 01, 2010 | Private Equity | CNBC Africa

    Global business consulting firm Bain & Company is beefing up management at its South African operations to help clients maximize the value of their businesses. As a result, two new appointments have been made.

  • South Africa's telecom sector with Vittorio Massone - partner at Bain & Company

    March 01, 2010 | CNBC Africa

    South Africa's telecoms sector remains amongst the world's most controversial, from both operators' and regulator's perspective.

  • Private equity: an unlikely resource for public companies in slow economies

    February 19, 2008 | Primary & Secondary Education | American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research | Media mention

    Orit Gadiesh and Hugh MacArthur, consultants at Bain & Company, have written authoritatively on what public companies can learn from private equity in a new book (Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use, Harvard Business School Press, 2008).