Publications

  • Can Private Equity Put Record Capital Flows To Work?

    March 20, 2018 | Forbes.com

    The global private equity industry posted another solid year in 2017. Moving forward, general partners will need to find new ways to generate growth and underwrite value as they seek to justify persistently high prices for target companies.

  • Why Big UK Banks Are Worried about Open Banking

    March 15, 2018 | Forbes.com

    With the arrival of open banking, UK consumers are primed for change and willing to experiment with new ways to manage their money, borrow, and protect their wealth. Banks that don’t act now run the risk of being left behind by their own customers.

  • Electricity Storage Will Transform Energy in Latin America. Here’s Why

    March 13, 2018 | World Economic Forum

    Energy storage will help balance electricity loads, and greater value will come from related services.

  • Build a Digital Supply Chain That Is Fit for the Future

    March 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Complaints from frustrated customers were mounting at a major US retailer. More than 20% said they could not find the company’s branded products in shops because items were out of stock. The problem was that efforts to improve service disrupted the company’s low-cost distribution model.

  • Working with Suppliers for Sustainable Food Supply Chains

    March 13, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Even companies making steady progress cannot go much further without collaborating across the value chain.

  • Creating Value around Electricity Storage

    March 12, 2018 | Energy Today

    Energy storage will help balance electricity loads, and greater value will come from related services.

  • Overcoming the Existential Crisis in Consumer Goods

    March 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Leading brands need to fight today’s battles and the even bigger ones hitting them tomorrow.

  • 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

  • Bain & Company's Global Private Equity Report 2018

    February 26, 2018 | Bain report

    In Bain & Company's 2018 Global Private Equity Report, we highlight how the best firms are building capabilities to thrive in this tough new environment.