What we do

Since entering the market in 1994 as part of Bain & Company’s global practice, the Bain Africa consultancy has worked with more than 60 companies in the sub-Saharan Africa region. From multinational firms to the JSE Top 40 companies to state-owned enterprises, we help management teams create such high levels of economic value that together we redefine their respective industries.

We believe a consulting firm should be more than an advisor

Our approach to consulting is to deliver enduring results for our clients and build lasting relationships with them. We look at each business from the chief executive's perspective and treat it as if it were our own. We align our incentives with their objectives such that we prosper only if our client prospers. Bain’s recommendations are always tailored for each client’s specific situation and we partner with all levels of the organization to make impactful changes that will stick long after we leave.

Our publicly-listed clients have historically outperformed the stock market 4 to 1

Bain Africa advises clients on their most critical management challenges and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, technology and mergers & acquisitions, across Africa’s largest and most rapidly-changing sectors.

Our leadership team has experience working across all industries, but specializes in consulting for the financial services, oil and gas, retail, consumer goods, telecommunications, media, technology, and private equity industries. Our team has particularly deep expertise in mining consulting in Africa, having advised many of the region’s top mining companies over the past two decades.

The Bain Africa team is full of smart, down-to-earth consultants committed to leaving the organizations they work with better and stronger than before. In fact, clients say our people are a primary reason they would recommend Bain to others.

We bring local experience and global support

We advise clients in South Africa, Nigeria and other African countries including, Ghana, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Zambia, and Botswana. Full integration into Bain & Company’s worldwide network allows us to manage projects and clients on both a national and multinational level, and provides access to the best of Bain's consulting expertise, research and databases. By working seamlessly together as one firm, we can serve our clients wherever they need us.