Publications

  • Coping With The Amazon Factor In Private Equity

    April 12, 2018 | Forbes.com

    Four key inquiries can help private equity firms assess the "Amazon factor" in due diligence.

  • The Digital Challenge through a Private Equity Lens

    April 11, 2018 | Forbes.com

    To achieve top performance in the future, private equity firms will need to effectively measure digital’s impact on industries and companies.

  • Banks Start To Crack the Small Business Ecosystem

    April 10, 2018 | Forbes.com

    Ecosystem services could hold great appeal for small and medium-size enterprises, allowing banks to strengthen and expand their role with these companies.

  • Hey Alexa, Can You Help Amazon Get Into the Payments Business?

    April 09, 2018 | Banking | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Amazon is considering entering the banking sphere, both through their virtual assistant Alexa and in-store payments. If Amazon can move more transactions to its own rails or get better deals from card companies, it could save more than an estimated $250 million in interchange fees each year, Bain &

  • How Private Equity Funds Can Nurture Better Leaders

    April 05, 2018 | Forbes.com

    Top private equity firms recognize that their best chance of success is to be thoughtful and decisive about deploying talent.

  • Management Tools & Trends

    April 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Five key trends emerged from Bain & Company’s Management Tools & Trends survey.

  • Why Private Equity Loves Retail Healthcare

    April 04, 2018 | Forbes.com

    The biggest challenge facing private equity investors for several years running has been finding attractive investment opportunities. Yet one sector, retail healthcare, has been conspicuous in its growth.

  • If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

    April 04, 2018 | Macro Trends | MarketWatch | Media mention

    Boomers and Gen X-ers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and 2030, according to a new report from Bain & Company. A bright side: companies looking to innovate and scale within their businesses “will often find that skill among workers who’ve been around the place awhile,”

  • A long disruption is ahead, with low-paying jobs

    April 04, 2018 | Macro Trends | Axios | Media mention

    Karen Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, forecasts that the new automation wave could displace 2.5 million workers a year. That compares with 1.2 million a year displaced in the agricultural upheaval from 1900 to 1940, after adjusting for population, and 800,000 a year in the onset of the

  • Uncovering the Elements of Value in Commercial Insurance

    April 03, 2018 | Forbes.com

    How commercial insurers can deliver more value to their customers, and thereby earn greater loyalty.