Publications

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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,”

  • 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.

  • Hormel Shops for Food Deals in the Private-Equity Aisle

    April 03, 2018 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Private equity once formed the bridge for startups until they were acquired by consumer-products companies, said Charles Tillen, a partner with Bain & Company. But as more strategic buyers eye smaller, younger brands, those companies are finding themselves competing more with private-equity buyers,

  • Are Longer Holding Periods the Wave of the Future in Private Equity?

    April 02, 2018 | Forbes.com

    It’s too soon to say how much capital long-hold funds will ultimately attract. But for institutional investors with long investment horizons, steering some capital to long-hold funds could be a welcome change.

  • Video: You May Soon Have a Checking Account With Amazon

    March 31, 2018 | Banking | The Street | Media mention

    If Amazon moved into consumer banking, they would likely be the low cost alternative to consumer banks, given the company's track record of lowering costs for consumers. "The disruption is a big threat for the industry," said Gerard du Toit, a partner at Bain & Co., adding that banks are deciding