Publications

  • Competition heats up as private equity funds seek new capital

    April 10, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Signs of momentum that began to build in private equity (PE) 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

  • Choreographing a Full Potential Transformation

    April 09, 2014 | Full Potential Transformation | Bain Brief

    Full-potential transformation can boost performance by an order of magnitude and deliver sustained growth. But a clear vision of what the company should become must be supported by the right choreography for change, realistic risk assessment and a management structure that can deliver game-changing

  • Green lights for all private equity exit channels

    April 09, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Private equity (PE) exit activity in 2013 started strong and ended even stronger. Setting aside the likely never-to-be-repeated boom of 2007, global exit activity last year was about as robust as the PE industry had ever seen. As we explain in Bain & Company’s latest Global Private Equity Report,

  • Private equity: Optimism replaces years of frustration

    April 07, 2014 | Private Equity | AMEinfo.com

    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 in the past years to enthusiasm and optimism for the future.

  • Private equity's new deal-making puzzle

    April 04, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Deal making is the heart of private equity (PE), and there will be plenty to be done in the months ahead. A wave of PE-owned assets acquired during the prerecession boom years is slated for sale, setting up opportunities for sponsor-to-sponsor transactions. And even in the most mature PE markets,

  • Private Equity: Optimism replaces years of frustration

    April 01, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    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

  • The best way to grow consumer products brands

    March 25, 2014 | Consumer Products | Forbes.com

    Consumer products companies throughout the world are waking up to a profound new finding: The best way brands can grow over the long term is to grow the number of buyers. That may sound obvious or even like circular reasoning, but the reality is that it’s a big departure for consumer goods

  • The biggest contributor to brand growth

    March 19, 2014 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Most brand plans typically call for tapping into a well-segmented group of shoppers, getting them to try the brand, and progressively converting them into avid consumers who buy larger and larger quantities of it over time. But the evidence shows this doesn’t work. The best way to grow brands is to

  • Creative UK: Overview of the digital transformation of the UK creative economy

    March 19, 2014 | Media | Bain report

    Creative industries are not only the foundation of the UK's cultural identity but also a key economic driver for the region. What can stakeholders do to foster this critical and fast-growing sector?

  • Tipping the scales in the global battle of the bulge

    February 14, 2014 | Healthcare | Forbes.com

    Private sector opportunities to promote healthy living are evolving at a rapid pace, demanding a complete break from old roles and a new “cross-sector” language of integration that can capture the imagination of consumers.