Publications

  • Banks Beware: Most Customers Suspect Tech Can Do Your Job Better

    November 20, 2017 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Nearly 60 percent of U.S. bank customers are willing to try a financial product from tech firms they already use, according to a survey conducted by Bain & Company. “They’re saying if you come up with an experience as simple and easy as my shopping experience is with Amazon, I’m ready to do that

  • Kang’s Take: Dreaming of a White Christmas in the Retail Sector

    October 24, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    U.S. retail sales are expected to grow by about 3.5% to 3.9% during the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent report by Bain & Company.

  • Kang’s Take: Awaiting the Next Crop of Denim Investments

    October 20, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Recent deals illustrate private equity's steady appetite for jeans. “Over the last year, there’s been some stabilization in denim as a category,” said Monisha De La Rocha, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Conagra is revamping the Slim Jim brand: Think office, not gas station

    October 13, 2017 | Consumer Products | CNBC | Media mention

    "What you do see is the overall quality bar has ramped up," said Brian McRoskey, a partner with Bain & Company. "If you don't satisfy (customers') needs, they will move somewhere else."

  • Trump Slows Efforts to Cut Health-Care Costs

    October 05, 2017 | Healthcare | Bloomberg Businessweek | Media mention

    New payment models may allow the most efficient health-care providers to boost their profits while reducing overall costs. But ultimately someone will have to take a financial hit, according to Joshua Weisbrod, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • LBO Focus: Firms Curb Enthusiasm as Craft Beer Space Starts Next Chapter

    October 02, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    The craft beer sector is transitioning from a phase of rapid expansion to one of maturation, posing new challenges to private-equity investors. “A few years ago, you could buy anything because everything was growing,” said Charles Tillen, a partner with Bain & Company, adding that the sector has

  • LBO Focus: Beauty and Personal Care Go Niche, Providing Risk and Opportunity for Private Equity

    August 01, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    As deal flow begins to pivot toward younger, more rapidly expanding brands, new challenges are emerging. “Everyone is going to go smaller,” said Vandana Radhakrishnan, a partner with Bain & Company, adding that both investors and industry giants are looking for younger companies with the goal of

  • Cooper’s Take: Recession Concerns Take Center Stage for Health-Care Investors

    July 31, 2017 | Healthcare | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Many health care-focused firms are thinking more about recessionary risks than the health-care debate on Capitol Hill, said Joshua Weisbrod, a partner at Bain & Company. He said his clients are looking at the effects a likely economic downturn would have on the companies they are considering

  • How A Top Management Consulting Firm Is Helping Social Enterprises Thrive

    July 06, 2017 | Social & Public Sector | Forbes | Media mention

    The CEO of RootCapital sits down to talk with Vikki Tam, a partner at Bain & Company and head of its Social Impact practice, to learn more about how Bain approaches social impact and the trends she sees across Bain’s social-sector clients.

  • Beauty Brands Lime Crime and Not Your Mother’s Seek Backers

    June 28, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    “Strategics are so active in this category that you have to get smaller to get something before a strategic snaps it up,” said Vandana Radhakrishnan, a partner with Bain & Company. She added that industry giants, too, are looking for younger companies that have levels of consumer advocacy with the