Publications

  • Why everyone in media needs an analytics upgrade

    May 07, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Media companies are awash with data about how their customers watch or listen to programming. Unfortunately, most lack the analytic firepower necessary to turn petabytes of data into strategic insights that yield new and valuable products. To compete with the pure digital players, most will need to

  • Macro now matters for private equity

    May 06, 2014 | Singapore Business Times

    For decades, private equity firms made money by focusing on the microeconomics of businesses and letting the macro conditions take care of themselves. The global financial crisis marked an emphatic end to that era: Macro now matters. The economic upheaval of the past several years vividly

  • Optimism replaces years of frustration

    May 05, 2014 | Jakarta Post

    After four frustrating years of false starts, nervous capital markets and deal-dampening volatility, the private equity (PE) industry has taken a sharp turn from uncertainty and worry to enthusiasm about the past year and optimism for the future. A year of calmer macroeconomic conditions set the

  • Private equity returns: It's all about alpha

    May 04, 2014 | AMEinfo.com

    Private equity firms benefited from a warming economic climate, strengthening public equity and debt markets and other favorable external factors to help push up asset valuations. In the dance between market beta and the unique alpha-generating capabilities of general partners themselves, each

  • Consulting Magazine's annual "Top 25 Consultants, 2014"

    May 01, 2014 | Private Equity | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner and Global Head of the Private Equity practice, Hugh MacArthur, was highlighted as one of Consulting Magazine's "Top 25 Consultants of 2014." MacArthur helped to found the firm's Private Equity practice more than twenty years ago.

  • Competition heats up as private equity funds seek new capital

    April 29, 2014 | AMEinfo.com

    Signs of momentum that began to build in private equity fund-raising in 2013 look primed to gather force in 2014. Indeed, as we described in Bain & Company’s latest Global Private Equity Report, the dynamics that are coming into focus on the supply-and-demand front suggest that 2014 could be a year

  • Why your customers break up with you

    April 29, 2014 | LinkedIn

    Most telecommunications and media companies lose between 2% and 2.5% of their customers every month. Businesses tend to blame a bad service call or a rival's offer, but the reality is that these customers are fed up.

  • The bank of the future

    April 28, 2014 | Banking | CNBC | Media mention

    Mike Baxter, a partner and head of the Americas Financial Services Practice at Bain & Company talks about the future of banking and ATMs. "Some banks are becoming innovative companies that deliver technology faster. Other banks are stuck in the mud." he said.

  • Private equity: End of years of frustration

    April 25, 2014 | Singapore Business Times

    After four frustrating years of false starts, nervous capital markets and deal-dampening volatility, the private equity (PE) industry has taken a sharp turn from uncertainty and worry to enthusiasm about the past year and optimism for the future.

  • In healthcare, private equity firms face competition for deals in robust exit environment

    April 25, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company's Healthcare Private Equity Report, finding new and worthwhile investments in the healthcare industry has become more difficult.