• Boring Is Hot, If You're in Private Equity

    October 05, 2016 | Private Equity | BloombergGadfly | Media mention

    With Asia-Pacific's growth slowing, private equity firms are desperate for targets that can reap instant returns. That means cash-flow-generating companies have become all the more alluring, regardless of the sector. Bain concluded in a study this year that Asian firms are indeed attracting higher

  • Chinese Insurance Needs a Tech Shake-Up

    October 04, 2016 | Digital, Financial Services | BloombergGadfly | Media mention

    China's tech giants aren't big participants in the insurance industry despite high e-commerce spending in the region, with payment apps increasing in popularity. According to a survey conducted by Bain, China has the highest percentage of people who say they'd miss their cell phone more than their

  • China set to invest $100 billion in semiconductors: Bain

    August 31, 2016 | Technology | CNBC | Media mention

    China wants to invest in semiconductors because it manufactures only up to 15% of its domestic demand, says Bain & Company Partner Florian Hoppe.

  • Private equity looks toward China

    August 29, 2016 | Private Equity | China Daily USA | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Greater China 2016 Private Equity Market Overview found that the greater China private equity (PE) market had a blockbuster year in 2015, driven by a surge in multibillion-dollar deals and growing opportunities in the digital/internet sector.

  • China earmarks $100 billion to gain a larger share of the global semiconductor market, but will that be enough to improve its competitive position?

    August 24, 2016 | Technology | Press release

    China is planning to invest more than $100 billion in the semiconductor industry to reach its goal of playing a larger role in the global market.

  • China Chases Chip Leadership

    August 24, 2016 | Bain Brief

    As China seeks to play a larger role in the global semiconductor market, established players should pay close attention and take a proactive strategic approach.

  • How Uber Plans to Avoid Getting Didi-ed in India

    August 04, 2016 | Technology | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Uber is upping its game in India and Southeast Asia following its retreat from China. Its competitors in the regions are "nowhere close on cash position," said Florian Hoppe, a Singapore-based Bain & Company partner focused on technology and telecom. Other ride-hailing services will "face tough

  • Chinese Private Equity Funds Are Taking on the World's Giants

    July 21, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    China's PE industry is expanding globally at an unprecedented pace, putting firms in competition with European and US counterparts like never before. "There's a lot of domestic capital available, obviously looking for a home, and that's fueling the emergence of these funds," said Michael Thorneman,

  • China's Consumer Boom Risks Slowing as Income Gains Moderate

    July 20, 2016 | Consumer Products | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Chinese consumers, whose spending helped underpin the first-half expansion this year, may not be able to deliver a repeat performance in the second as income growth slows. A gauge of sales growth for low-end consumer goods such as soft drinks and shampoo fell to a five-year low of 3.5 percent last

  • Dealing with Two-Speed China

    July 20, 2016 | Bain report

    How China’s fast-moving consumer goods market is effectively operating on two speeds across multiple dimensions.