Publications

  • Toys ‘R’ Us, iHeartMedia Haunt Buyout Firms Sitting on Trillion-Dollar Cash Pile

    March 22, 2018 | Private Equity | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Private-equity firms are sitting on more than $1 trillion in uninvested capital, which they will need to spend if they want to earn the hefty fees they collect on investment gains. Their problem: The most efficient way to put the money to work is on big deals, but the raft of failures of precrisis

  • Do's and don'ts when using shopping apps

    February 08, 2018 | Retail | AP | Media mention

    "Now shopping can be anytime, anywhere, multiple times a day, which is great for customers who value convenience," said Casey Taylor, a partner with Bain & Company. "But for customers on a budget, what I would share as the primary caution is that it makes it very easy — almost too easy."

  • Audax-Backed Wheel Pros Explores a Sale

    November 03, 2017 | Automotive | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Compared with the original-equipment segment, the aftermarket category is less volatile and expanding at a steadier pace, said Sandeep Heda, a partner with Bain & Company who focuses on the auto sector.

  • Mattress Startup Saatva Weighs a Capital Raise

    September 25, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    An increased emphasis on shopping convenience has paved the road for an acceleration of the online mattress segment and its direct-to-consumer model. “There’s been a big change in the mattress industry in the last two years,” said Mike Stewart, a partner with Bain & Company. “Everyone is taking

  • Google Classroom Absent From College Courses

    June 21, 2017 | Higher Education | Inside Higher Ed | Media mention

    “Despite its dominance in the K-12 market, Google Classroom has surprisingly not cracked higher ed,” said Jeff Denneen, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the consulting firm’s higher education practice.

  • Dealmaker Q&A: Jim Wininger, partner, Bain & Company

    May 24, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions | MergerMarket Group | Media mention

    Jim Wininger, a partner with Bain & Company, participated in a Q&A on sell-side M&A targeting.

  • For many small colleges, it's a challenge just to stay open

    February 24, 2017 | Higher Education | USA Today College | Media mention

    “You now have an even more perfect storm of growing costs, shrinking revenue, and for a very small institution where they are more tuition-dependent than the bigger institutions … it becomes a lot harder to make the economics work,” said Jeff Denneen, a partner with Bain & Company and the founder

  • Some CEOs Survive Mergers as Acquirers Look to Retain Top Talent

    September 27, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Compared with a decade ago, it is more common for leaders at acquiring companies to get to know a target's management on their turf, says Laura Miles, who runs the global Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Bain & Company. The outreach shows "you want to retain the best talent," she said.

  • From Anheuser-Busch InBev to Dow Chemical: A look at the year in mergers

    December 23, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions | NPR | Media mention

    According to NPR, 2015 could be called the year of the megamerger. In this interview, Bain Partner Laura Miles discusses some of the forces that drove the year's deal making, causing 2015 to be the highest year ever on record.

  • Marlboro College fights to stay alive

    December 21, 2015 | Higher Education | Marketplace | Media mention

    In response to low enrollment rates, Marlboro College has launched a scholarship to bring in 52 new students on full scholarships - one from every state, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico. "I think it's an expensive move," said Jeff Denneen, the founder and leader of Bain & Company's Higher Education