• Smaller Asian markets to top China for deals this year

    November 12, 2015 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    For the largest markets in Asia, the outlook for private equity is robust, according to Bain & Company's Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2015. General partners expect that smaller markets in Asia such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines will top China as the most attractive

  • Bain warns Asia-focused GPs to avoid past mistakes

    November 11, 2015 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Competition for Asia-Pacific deals will continue to be intense due to record amounts of funds ready to invest, forcing all players in the private equity industry to learn the lessons of the past and improve performance, according to the Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2015 by Bain & Company.

  • VARs: The untapped growth engine for telcos

    October 21, 2015 | Telecommunications | Bain Brief

    The enterprise business of telecommunications faces a crisis of eroding top and bottom lines as their customers switch from margin-rich, traditional connectivity to financially less attractive IP (internet protocol) connectivity. For some telcos, acquiring a value-added reseller (VAR) might be the

  • How developing-market companies can organize for the next phase of growth

    October 07, 2015 | Bain Brief

    By adjusting their operating models, developing-market companies can address growing costs and complexity, talent gaps, and the diversions that often distract founding teams from customer priorities.

  • Energy efficiency: Opportunities in emerging markets

    August 26, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Governments across emerging markets are working to improve energy efficiency and reduce domestic energy consumption. Even in states rich in oil and gas, policymakers are reducing subsidies and launching efficiency programs. Energy companies, manufacturers, financial service companies and others can

  • A strategy for thriving in uncertainty

    August 12, 2015 | Bain Brief

    At a time when most global markets are characterized by heavy uncertainty, traditional approaches to strategy—analyzing trends, making forecasts and committing to the "best" course of action—are often too rigid. The most effective teams balance commitment with flexibility, by isolating the

  • Ecommerce overdrive: Private equity investors infuse $9.5 billion in first half of 2015

    July 18, 2015 | Private Equity | The Economic Times | Media mention

    The booming ecommerce and startup spaces and signs of an improving economy have helped India record more than $9.5 billion in private equity investment deals in the first six months of 2015.

  • How to get over your anxiety about the cloud

    July 08, 2015 | Mint

    How IT departments and the companies they serve can capture more value from the cloud.

  • Improving IT services with a factory mindset

    July 08, 2015 | Bain Brief

    As firms grow, executives need to take a more rational approach to management, based on better planning, lean operations and more sophisticated supply chain management. Our survey of Indian and global firms identified four capabilities critical to efficient performance in current operations and a

  • How FMCG in India needs to step up its digital game

    May 25, 2015 | Business Standard

    Online shoppers are looking not just for the best products at the lowest prices, but also for a better experience.