Publications

  • Executive Q&A: Bain's Bob Bechek

    April 30, 2016 | Poets & Quants | Media mention

    Bob Bechek, the worldwide managing director of Bain & Company, started his internship with Bain 30 years ago. Known for his modesty and self-deprecating wit, Bechek endured the same learning curve as any young consultant, particularly in recognizing just how much there is to master. Poets & Quants

  • The Strategic Need to Improve Customer Experience in Enterprise IT

    April 27, 2016 | Bain Brief

    For years, enterprise tech companies thrived in spite of low customer service ratings because their sales depended on a limited set of buyers. That's changing rapidly as cloud computing and subscription sales reshape the relationship between vendor and customer.

  • Chief What Officer? Why Odd Jobs Are on the Rise at Banks

    April 25, 2016 | Financial Services | American Banker | Media mention

    Banks across the country have added a slew of unusual C-level jobs with names such as chief innovation officer, underscoring how banks are reorganizing themselves internally, often with the intent of becoming more digitally savvy. "Completely reorganizing the bank to operate across all of the silos

  • Healthcare M&A deal value reaches a record-breaking $546 billion in 2015 – more than twice the average annual value of the previous decade

    April 25, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity | Press release

    Bain & Company's new report identifies several trends that are shifting the way healthcare is delivered and triggering industry consolidation; pursuit of category leadership is a winning strategy for weathering these changes

  • Agile Innovation

    April 20, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Agile methods have boosted success rates of new product development in software. Now they are poised to improve innovation in nearly every function of every business.

  • The Secret History of Agile Innovation

    April 20, 2016 | HBR.org

    You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes.

  • PE Health-Care Deal Value Down in 2015 but Distressed Opportunities May Emerge This Year

    April 20, 2016 | Private Equity | Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital | Media mention

    Despite a drop of 20% in the total value of private equity deals in the healthcare space last year, the sector is poised for increased interest from investors as they take a conservative view of global economic well-being. Demand for healthcare investment opportunities often increase during periods

  • Solid healthcare private equity investment activity and a record number of exits defined a strong 2015; capital market volatility, recession concerns weighed on investors by year’s end

    April 20, 2016 | Digital | Press release

    SOLID HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT ACTIVITY AND A RECORD NUMBER OF EXITS DEFINED A STRONG 2015; CAPITAL MARKET VOLATILITY, RECESSION CONCERNS WEIGHED ON INVESTORS BY YEAR'S END

  • Bain & Co: dry powder driving up pharma asset prices

    April 19, 2016 | Private Equity | Private Healthcare Investor | Media mention

    According to Tim van Biesen, who leads Bain & Company's United States Healthcare practice, biotech asset prices are probably at the top of the range, but pharma firms' interest in acquiring novel drugs is set to remain strong for years. Van Biesen told Private Healthcare Investor that record levels

  • China: Impact of the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan

    April 19, 2016 | Macro Trends | Council on Foreign Relations | Media mention

    Karen Harris, the Managing Director of Bain & Company's Macro Trends Group, is featured among a group of experts discussing China's domestic economic policies and providing their perspectives on China's influence in Asia and around the world. The panelists consider the effects of last year's