Publications

  • 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 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

  • Bain & Co: APAC GPs 'feel the pain of sky-high valuations'

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2017 was recently released, offering insights into the sector. “Funds that will thrive are those that understand they must exercise an entirely different set of muscles to win the best deals and unlock new sources of value," said Kiki Yang, a

  • Blockchain in Financial Markets: How to Gain an Edge

    February 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    By taking a systematic approach, companies can manage through the uncertainty surrounding distributed ledger technology—and achieve a strategic advantage.

  • Tapping the Unexpected Potential of Joint Ventures

    February 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    The value of joint ventures is growing at twice the rate of M&A. Here’s the formula for winning deals.