Publications

  • China's Truck Market: New Opportunities for Europeans

    June 22, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As China’s truck market develops, buyers are looking beyond the purchase price and considering total costs of ownership, including fuel costs. This is good news for European truck brands, whose purchase prices are much higher than those of Chinese or joint venture brands.

  • Why China's home consumption of consumer goods is...

    June 20, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Chinese people are consuming more goods outside compared to at home, says Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Multinationals losing battle for Chinese consumers

    June 20, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Chinese consumer companies, generally family-run, are more focused on their home market. But they can be “as innovative or more innovative than western companies,” while multinationals are “on the verge of becoming or have become bureaucracies,” said Bruno Lannes a partner with Bain & Company.

  • China’s rich see wealth jump to $24.2tn

    June 20, 2017 | Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    Sweeping reforms to China’s wealth management market this year, as well as a crackdown on high-risk investment products sold by insurers, accounted for part of the deceleration in growth. “Some of the factors are less investment in bank wealth management products and insurance products, but this

  • 'Out of home' consumption market in China thrives as country's FMCG Market continues along two different trajectories

    June 20, 2017 | Retail | Press release

    Bain & Company and Kantar Worldpanel’s thirteenth China Shopper Report finds ongoing slowdown of home consumption reaches a new five year low while food delivery and out-of-home consumption race ahead

  • Luxury Fashion Brands Start to Sell on China's WeChat Messaging App; Tencent highlights WeChat's vast user base and multimedia platform to court the likes of Burberry, Longchamp, Dior and Cartier

    May 28, 2017 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    France's Longchamp and the U.K.'s Burberry Group PLC have begun selling handbags and clothes on WeChat, China's most popular messaging app. The move signals a challenge to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., where online transactions are expected to reach $870 billion this year, according to Bain & Company.

  • Jim Hackett has an impossible job to remake Ford

    May 24, 2017 | Firm Strategy | The Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company has a model for what it calls the firm of the future — a company, like Ford, facing upheaval. It argues that the leaders like Jim Hackett must keep “engine one”, the traditional core business, operating smoothly. At the same time, they must free capital to invest in “engine two”, the

  • What's driving healthcare PE deals in Asia?

    April 28, 2017 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain & Company, says demographics, including an older population and increased incidence of chronic disease, are driving deals in Asia.

  • 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.

  • Private equity firms bullish on China’s internet-related companies

    April 13, 2017 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Private equity investment in China fell in 2016 from a year earlier, although investments in technologies related to the internet continued to see growth, according to Bain & Company. "Investments are expected to correct in both value and volume,” said Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain.