Publications

  • Corporate interest in healthcare forces firms to think creatively

    December 22, 2015 | Healthcare | Private Healthcare Investor | Media mention

    Global private equity healthcare exits to strategics hit $34 billion in 2014, an increase of $12 billion on the previous year, according to Bain & Company. "The last couple of years in healthcare deal-making have seen higher multiples - that is true of the entire private equity universe. This year,

  • Digical® retail and why stores matter

    December 18, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Although e-commerce sales are growing at double-digit rates, the reality is that 90% of retail sales still happen in stores. In this issue, we look at the holiday shopping season to date and explore the evolving role of stores in a Digical world. We examine how the most successful retailers are

  • Getting the dose right: A digital prescription for the pharma industry

    December 16, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Many pharma companies feel overwhelmed by noise about the coming digital transformation. Digital tools and data will enable faster, cheaper, and more effective approaches to drug R&D, production and commercialization - but only for those that create a clear digital strategy.

  • Retail banks wake up to digital lending

    December 15, 2015 | Results Delivery, Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Our benchmark survey highlights the capability gaps and the potential for banks to defend their profit pools.

  • For nearly 10 years running, Bain & Company clinches a top spot on Glassdoor’s best places to work ranking

    December 09, 2015 | Corporate | Press release

    Boston – Dec. 10, 2015 – For the second year in a row, Bain & Company clinched the No. 2 spot on Glassdoor's 2016 Best Places to Work list, which is based solely on reviews from "the people who know these companies best – their employees," according to Glassdoor.

  • Slowing global demand sends a ripple through the global diamond pipeline, driving prices down by nearly 25 percent in the second half of 2014

    December 08, 2015 | Industrial Goods and Services | Press release

    Bain & Company's fifth annual report on the diamond industry predicts the market has the potential to rebound in 1-2 years, but not before current turmoil will likely force the mid-market to reevaluate their business models Moscow – Dec.

  • Mobile beats banches for the banks of the future

    December 07, 2015 | Digital, Banking | Bloomberg TV | Media mention

    Bain Partner Gerard du Toit appeared on Bloomberg TV's 'Value Proposition' segment to discuss key findings from Bain's Customer Behavior and Loyalty in Retail Banking report, including the shift to mobile banking by banks around the world and the balancing act banks must do before closing branches

  • Expanding horizons

    December 07, 2015 | Healthcare | Private Healthcare Investor | Media mention

    Private equity groups are looking to Africa for healthcare investments to tap into growing demand from the rapidly expanding middle class, but are finding they need to adjust their time horizons and bolster their operational capabilities in the budding market. "People see opportunities in Africa;

  • Halftime report and all eyes on Amazon

    December 04, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Early reports from the Thanksgiving shopping weekend suggest record e-commerce sales as well as significant and extended promotional activity. Fueling these trends: Amazon. In this issue, we recap the season to date, dissect Amazon's business model and share new research on how retailers can

  • Rob Markey Q&A: The value of NPS and customer satisfaction surveys

    December 01, 2015 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | QuickTapSurvey | Media mention

    Rob Markey, the leader of Bain & Company's Global Customer Strategy & Marketing practice, discusses best practices for customer feedback surveys and how businesses can successfully use NPS. According to Markey, "A company that is an NPS leader in its industry — the one with the highest competitive