Publications

  • Professional Managers May Be an Endangered Species

    May 30, 2018 | Forbes.com

    As the prevailing paradigm of business changes, emerging leaders will invest in creating communities of expertise.

  • Capital Gets a Reset

    October 02, 2017 | CFO.com

    CFOs and CEOs will need to shift their strategies to tap the abundance of available capital.

  • How Brands Can Get Ahead of China's Tectonic Shifts in Grocery Retail

    September 20, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Like everything else in China, grocery retailing is changing at warp speed—with huge rewards for brands that quickly adapt to the new rules.

  • The Firm of the Future

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We’re beginning to see what the next generation of successful companies will look like.

  • The Firm of the Future - Bain Santiago

    April 12, 2017 | Bain Brief

    In the world of the firm, something is changing. It’s not that your local bookstore went out of business. Or that your taxi driver now rates you on a 5-point scale. Or that anything can now be outsourced, allowing even the smallest firms to rent capabilities on demand.

  • The Secrets to Successful Joint Ventures

    April 11, 2017 | Forbes.com

    The value of joint ventures grew 20% annually from 1995 to 2015—that’s twice the rate of M&A deals.

  • State-backed shadow funds drive up China valuations; Financial services

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    State-backed shadow funds in China are helping drive corporate valuations in the region into "nosebleed territory", according to a new report from Bain & Company. "It's what I call corporate shadow capital," said Suvir Varma, a partner with Bain and head of the firm's Asia Pacific private equity

  • LEX Column: Look elsewhere

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company notes in its new report that growth in investment has been especially strong for Chinese start-up firms. Nearly a fifth of early-stage PE investments worldwide, around $15 billion, were made in China.

  • 2016 Second best year in record for APAC’s PE, Internet fever remains strong

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Deal Street Asia | Media mention

    Investment momentum in Asia Pacific (APAC)’s private equity (PE) market eased in 2016, after a historic soaring high in 2015, a report by Bain & Company shows. Despite the slump, 2016 is still the second best year on record.

  • Asia’s private equity funds lose steam as valuations soar beyond reach, Bain survey says

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    The days of “buy low, sell high”’ have ended for private equity funds in the Asia-Pacific, as funds are pushed to identify new sources of value amid inflated valuations, slower economic growth and rising interest rates, an industry report said on Thursday. “Wringing greater value from PE