Publications

  • India Philanthropy Report 2013

    March 05, 2013 | Social and Public Sector | Bain report

    This year’s report explores the crucial and complex questions around the impact of giving. How is the impact of each rupee invested in philanthropic activities measured? How should it be measured? Can a better understanding of impact deliver better outcomes? And finally, can better communication

  • How utilities should evaluate upstream and downstream integration

    February 20, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    Having seen few benefits from the breakup of generation, transmission and retail service, many utility executives now wonder if expanding back into these markets might offer lower transaction costs, better hedging or other advantages. Bain’s analysis suggests that, while integration offers

  • Taking a new consumer goods category from zero to 100 in no time flat

    November 29, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    The race to create categories and subcategories may be your best option in emerging markets. Here’s how winners set the pace.

  • How Africa offers growth opportunities for companies willing to take on its poor infrastructure

    October 05, 2012 | Consumer Products | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    Even though Africa remains fragmented with over 50 countries, the emergence of trading blocs has dramatically improved the business environment. Moreover, a new consumer class is emerging so quickly that total consumer spending is expected to double by 2020. Consumer product companies not yet in

  • Global growth

    August 28, 2012 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    A bold ambition and a clear, well-understood strategy— a strategy reflecting a founder’s vision and showing a clear path to leadership—are the foundation of success in new markets.

  • The infrastructure opportunity

    June 11, 2012 | Industrial Goods and Services | Financial Express

    By identifying the barriers to profitability, construction firms in India can fulfill the promise inherent in the sweeping opportunity before them, for themselves and their shareholders.

  • Bain & Company India Private Equity Report 2012

    May 07, 2012 | Private Equity | Bain report

    In this third edition of Bain's India Private Equity report, we highlight the key trends that shaped the PE industry in 2011 and closely examine industry expectations for 2012 and beyond.

  • India Philanthropy Report 2012

    March 19, 2012 | Social and Public Sector | Bain report

    Too many individuals have been excluded from India’s economic boom over the past decade—the country is simultaneously home to one of the world’s fastest-growing HNWI populations and one in three of the world’s malnourished children.

  • Macro trends to add trillions of dollars to global GDP in 2020

    December 19, 2011 | The Economic Times

    Behind the dire headlines and marketplace frictions, a handful of macro trends are at work, according to a Bain & Company study of macro trends to 2020. Cumulatively, these macro trends will add up to $27 trillion in global GDP growth, which will swell to $90 trillion by 2020, 40% larger than

  • Life insurers should fix the distribution network, achieve scale to turn profitable

    November 12, 2011 | Financial Services | The Economic Times

    Industries in start-up mode can be innovative, scrappy and undisciplined as they scramble to grow and capture market share. Those traits have characterized the rambunctious life of the India's insurance market.