Publications

  • Post-election: Bain & Co. exec speaks out

    November 06, 2012 | Fortune | Media mention

    Fortune author Dan Primack sits down with Phil Kleweno, head of Bain & Company’s new Washington DC office to discuss the election and its outcome.

  • Bain & Company taps veteran partners Pamela Yee and Michael Robbins to join new Washington, D.C. team

    November 02, 2012 | Press release

    New York, NY— November 2, 2012 — Bain & Company, the global consulting firm, has appointed Pamela Yee and Michael Robbins to join its newly opened Washington, D.C. office. Both Ms. Yee and Mr. Robbins join the Washington, D.C.

  • Table set for rise in M&A activity

    October 29, 2012 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity | Gold Sheets | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner Bill Halloran discusses upcoming expectations for M&A and LBO activity in Thomson Reuters’ Gold Sheets. According to Halloran, the favorable factors driving activity over the last few months will continue into 2013.

  • More money than they know what to do with

    October 01, 2012 | Private Equity | DealBook | Media mention

    Private equity firms have a trillion dollars that either need to be spent or returned to investors within the next twelve months. According Hugh MacArthur, head of Bain & Company’s global private equity practice, this "will likely result in too much capital chasing too few deals throughout 2012."

  • The financially sustainable university

    July 06, 2012 | Higher Education | Bain Brief

    Higher education in the United States is at a tipping point with approximately one in three colleges and universities spending more than they can afford. The leaders of these institutions have a tremendous opportunity to reshape and reinvent an industry that is directly linked to our economic

  • After the merger, how not to lose customers

    March 14, 2012 | Mergers & Acquisitions | The Wall Street Journal

    Customer defections are a major reason why more than half of all mergers fail to deliver the intended improvement in shareholder value, as our own studies and those of others have shown. The trouble is that merged companies tend to focus primarily on quickly capturing synergies and avoiding major

  • Keeping customers first in merger integration

    November 03, 2011 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    Mergers can lead quickly to customer attrition, but companies can avoid that if they adopt the customer’s view of the merger when they make important integration decisions.

  • Why supply chains matter more than ever for technology companies

    October 03, 2011 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    An in-depth Bain analysis of the supply chains at six leading technology companies found a wide disparity in both the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and identified the three most important areas for improvement.

  • Changing behaviors to deliver business results

    September 12, 2011 | Results Delivery® | Bain Brief

    Can firms systematically develop and manage behaviors to achieve superior performance? The short answer is yes.

  • At Macy's, a Makeover on Service

    April 10, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal Online | Media mention

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