Publications

  • American banks have recovered well, but many European ones are still struggling

    May 06, 2017 | Banking | The Economist | Media mention

    Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company, argues that before the crisis banks everywhere “didn’t really have different strategies”. Tight regulation had traditionally limited their scope for experimentation, but in the helter-skelter years leading up to 2007-08 banks grew indiscriminately,

  • Harnessing the Value of Grid-Edge Technologies

    May 03, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Electrification, decentralization and digitalization are creating a smarter electric system with new opportunities for energy companies.

  • Kang’s Take: New Era for Telecom Investors

    May 02, 2017 | Telecommunications | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Within the industry, growth categories such as “Internet of Things” have started to capture significant attention from buyers, said Herbert Blum, a partner who heads the Americas telecommunications with Bain & Company.

  • Can Utilities Profit from Distributed Energy Resources?

    May 01, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Distributed energy resources can help utilities deal with peak demand and perhaps even become a source of new revenue for energy companies.

  • Stop Focusing on Profitability and Go for Growth

    May 01, 2017 | HBR.org

    The global financial crisis prompted many companies to pull in their horns, hoard cash, trim costs, and take a wary view of large investments. Yet the same crisis ushered in a new age of capital superabundance.

  • Back to School: Bar rises for healthcare investors

    May 01, 2017 | Healthcare | Buyouts | Media mention

    Healthcare is poised to remain a safe-haven investment in 2017 as the sector’s long-term fundamentals remain positive, but the bar is rising as a growing number of funds disproportionately focus on the sector, according to Kara Murphy, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Winning in the New Normal of Government Services

    April 26, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Learn to balance scope, speed and rate to grow in a challenging environment.

  • Overcoming Digital's Biggest Obstacle: Legacy IT

    April 26, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Legacy IT can become the Achilles' heel that thwarts digital success. Companies that directly address the impediment stand the best chance of winning in the digital world.

  • How to Be an Inspiring Leader

    April 25, 2017 | HBR.org

    By inspiring employees, organizations can see real breakthroughs in productivity.

  • Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2017

    April 19, 2017 | Bain report

    Private equity investors latched onto healthcare as a safe haven in 2016, pushing total deal value to its highest level since 2007.