Publications

  • Royal Dutch Shell and Total flirt with becoming utilities

    March 28, 2018 | Oil & Gas | The Economist | Media mention

    Julian Critchlow, a partner with Bain & Company draws that comparison between the risks facing the oil industry with those that faced Eastman Kodak when its business was eclipsed by digital photography and social media photo-sharing. For the oil industry, increased electrification is bound

  • Private equity groups under pressure to take ‘riskier’ bets

    March 04, 2018 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Buyout firms are pursuing large public companies at their fastest pace, with deals totaling $180 billion last year, according to Bain & Company. Graham Elton, a partner with Bain, said the big question troubling the industry is “when does the music stop”?

  • Consumer goods: big brands battle with the ‘little guys’

    February 27, 2018 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, despite rising global demand, 34 of the world’s 50 biggest consumer companies are suffering either from slower sales and profits growth, or both. “Companies will need to fundamentally revisit their way of working and transform themselves,” says Matthew Meacham, a

  • Doors opening for gay graduates

    January 29, 2018 | Financial Times | Media mention

    At Bain & Company, João Soares, the partner who leads the firm's LGBT+ initiatives, points out that the firm's approach to the community is two pronged. "We're committed to bringing the top LGBT+ talent to Bain and then we aim to provide all possible resources to keep that talent," he says.

  • France’s New Labor Laws: ‘Flexibility, and No Security’

    January 23, 2018 | Macro Trends | The New York Times | Media mention

    “The complex labor laws have historically been the No. 1 obstacle to the competitiveness and attractiveness of France,” said Olivier Marchal, the chairman of Bain & Company France. The changes, together with other business-friendly measures such as a gradual reduction in the corporate tax, have

  • Bain & Co: Still a way to go for UK retailers to modernize

    December 28, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Anna Thal Larsen, a partner with Bain & Company, looks at how Brexit and Amazon.com has and could impact consumer confidence, when it comes to retail.

  • Europe’s innovation comeback: Macron sparks return of ‘Les Pigeons’

    December 13, 2017 | Financial Times | Media mention

    More than one in two US investors plan to recruit new employees in France in the next few years, compared with one in five in 2016, according to a recent report by Bain & Company and the American Chamber of Commerce in France.

  • Banks lag in digital change, other countries may copy EU fintech rules: Bain

    November 24, 2017 | Banking | S&P Global Intelligence | Media mention

    "There is a level of self-inflicted pain that the banks are causing" themselves, said Eduardo Roma, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • "Macron effect" turns U.S. business bullish on France - survey

    November 23, 2017 | Reuters | Media mention

    The survey of 156 top executives of U.S. groups' French divisions by the American Chamber of Commerce and Bain & Company showed 52 percent were now planning to add more staff in France over the next 2-3 years, compared with only 21 percent a year ago.

  • Black Friday an extreme test of a retailer's digital capabilities: Bain & Company

    November 23, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Anna Thal Larsen, partner at Bain & Company, speaks about retail sector trends as Black Friday looms.