• The Intangible Benefits of a Digital Supply Chain

    April 13, 2016 | Digital | Bain Brief

    Does your digital supply chain serve your strategy, add value for existing customers or open the door to new ones?

  • Private Equity in Asia-Pacific Charting Into Consolidation Phase

    March 31, 2016 | Private Equity | Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital | Media mention

    Private equity in Asia-Pacific, which experienced a boon over the past decade, is heading into a consolidation phase where a firm's ability to generate return will be the differentiating factor. "There was a period, five, 10 years ago, where there was probably a bit too much capital raised across

  • Asia-Pacific private equity deal market weathers growing global turbulence to post a record year in 2015

    March 31, 2016 | Private Equity | Press release

    Asia-Pacific private equity deal market weathers growing global turbulence to post a record year in 2015

  • The New Rules for Consumer Brands in Developing Asia

    March 28, 2016 | Consumer Products |

    The best consumer goods companies in emerging Asia are expanding across the region, using their low-cost positions and knowledge of local tastes to narrow the gap with Western multinationals and win in key categories.

  • The Economic Growth Trajectory of India and China

    March 22, 2016 | Strategy |

    Depending on which perspective you choose, the decades since 1978 have been either the best of times or the worst of times for India and China.

  • China Offers Double-Digit Growth Opportunity to UBS's Zeltner

    March 17, 2016 | Financial Services | BloombergBusiness | Media mention

    The wealth-management business holds a particular allure in China owing to the surging number of millionaires. The country had 1.26 million high-net worth individuals at the end of last year, double from 2010, said China Merchants Bank Co. and Bain & Company in their 2015 survey of the country's

  • As Internet Firms Lure Cash, Worries Follow

    March 09, 2016 | Private Equity | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    With China's stock markets and economy in the doldrums, some Chinese investors of means are finding a new place to speculate: private-equity funds betting on Internet companies. A Bain & Company survey found that the number of China's high-net-worth individuals who have investible assets over 10

  • The march of the zombies

    February 27, 2016 | Industrial Goods & Services | The Economist | Media mention

    Bain & Company Partner Stephen Shih argues that much quiet modernization "has been masked in many industries by overcapacity" in China. For example, little of the fertilizer industry's capacity used advanced technologies in 2011; most of the new capacity added since then has been the modern sort

  • China's great tech wealth machine

    February 23, 2016 | Financial Services | BloombergBusiness | Media mention

    Although some foreign banks have licenses or joint ventures that give them partial access to China's wealth-management market, they don't have the branch footprint and scale of Chinese banks. "They have very, very low market share, largely because they don't have distribution," says Sameer Chishty,

  • Chinese Companies, Eager to Buy Abroad, Sharpen Their M&A Skills

    February 09, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions |

    Armed with abundant capital, the government’s encouragement and a willingness to be global, Chinese companies are intensifying their efforts to acquire foreign companies and broadening their capabilities and portfolios to help them win at home and abroad.