• Companies think procurement costs are outside their control—they are not

    June 07, 2013 | Performance Improvement | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    The strong headwinds of declining GDP growth and weak industrial output are focusing managers' thinking once again on the need to improve efficiencies and cut costs.

  • India's wind-power target is up in the air - Bain India

    May 23, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Though India hopes to increase the share of renewable energy in its total power generation portfolio to nearly one-fifth by 2017, its efforts could falter due to slow progress in implementing policies to attract investment to the sector.

  • India Private Equity Report 2013

    May 14, 2013 | Private Equity | Bain report

    The year 2012 may not have been a boom year for Indian private equity, but it was a year that showed signs of hope for the future. There's no doubt that private equity investment will increase in the coming years as India's need for flexible capital continues. Stakeholders across the industry need

  • Patent wars: has India taken on Big Pharma and won?

    May 14, 2013 | Healthcare | The Guardian | Media mention

    Up until 2005 big pharmaceutical companies were forced to compete with generic drug companies due to lax national patent policies. In some countries, such as India, the government did not grant any patents at all. This allowed generic drug companies to sell lifesaving drugs for reasonable prices.

  • 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.