• Balancing Cohesion and Volatility in a Chemical Portfolio

    April 06, 2017 |

    Regular portfolio reviews can reduce exposure to volatility and uncover opportunities across the business.

  • New Prominence for Operational Due Diligence in Private Equity

    April 05, 2017 |

    Through the double-barreled approach of commercial due diligence and operational due diligence, private equity firms can improve their assessment of full potential.

  • Plugging Profit Leaks in Private Equity Deals

    April 04, 2017 |

    Private equity firms should be aware of four different issues can cause the bucket of profits to spring leaks.

  • Zig When Others Zag In Private Equity

    April 03, 2017 |

    Through the approach of contrarian investing, some firms are able to outperform the rest.

  • A Two-Pronged Approach to Sourcing More Private Equity Deals

    March 31, 2017 |

    To open up new sourcing opportunities, private equity firms should take a systematic approach with two angles of attack.

  • Where Europe Outperforms: Private Equity Investment

    March 29, 2017 |

    Investors who choose European companies carefully and manage currency exposure can thrive despite, or even because of, potential fractures and turmoil ahead.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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