Publications

  • Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2017

    March 16, 2017 | Bain report

    Last year marked the third year in a row that Asia-Pacific private equity performed at historic or near-historic levels.

  • LEX Column: Look elsewhere

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company notes in its new report that growth in investment has been especially strong for Chinese start-up firms. Nearly a fifth of early-stage PE investments worldwide, around $15 billion, were made in China.

  • 2016 Second best year in record for APAC’s PE, Internet fever remains strong

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Deal Street Asia | Media mention

    Investment momentum in Asia Pacific (APAC)’s private equity (PE) market eased in 2016, after a historic soaring high in 2015, a report by Bain & Company shows. Despite the slump, 2016 is still the second best year on record.

  • Asia’s private equity funds lose steam as valuations soar beyond reach, Bain survey says

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    The days of “buy low, sell high”’ have ended for private equity funds in the Asia-Pacific, as funds are pushed to identify new sources of value amid inflated valuations, slower economic growth and rising interest rates, an industry report said on Thursday. “Wringing greater value from PE

  • Bain & Co: APAC GPs 'feel the pain of sky-high valuations'

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2017 was recently released, offering insights into the sector. “Funds that will thrive are those that understand they must exercise an entirely different set of muscles to win the best deals and unlock new sources of value," said Kiki Yang, a

  • Positive cash flow returns kept Asia-Pacific's private equity deal market buoyant amid global, regional uncertainty in 2016 - Bain Tokyo

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Press release

    Even as the market delivered its second best year on record, Bain & Company – in its latest annual report on private equity in the region – cautions that sources of value are shifting, forcing funds to flex new muscles

  • Positive cash flow returns kept Asia-Pacific's private equity deal market buoyant amid global, regional uncertainty in 2016

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Press release

    According to Bain & Company’s eighth annual private equity report, firms have to get smarter about how to differentiate themselves in a challenging fund-raising environment

  • State-backed shadow funds drive up China valuations; Financial services

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    State-backed shadow funds in China are helping drive corporate valuations in the region into "nosebleed territory", according to a new report from Bain & Company. "It's what I call corporate shadow capital," said Suvir Varma, a partner with Bain and head of the firm's Asia Pacific private equity

  • Asia value creation: Internal repairs

    February 27, 2017 | Private Equity | Asian Venture Capital Journal | Media mention

    Private equity investors in Asia are responding to an increasingly competitive deal-sourcing environment with a stronger focus on value-add, but successful implementation will require a cultural commitment. “If you’ve truly found something in the diligence phase that you feel is unique and will

  • On the road to recovery

    February 11, 2017 | Retail | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Bain & Company said in a report that the mainland luxury goods market grew 4 per cent in 2016 at constant exchange rates, the first sign of revitalization in three years. However, when taking exchange rates into account, sales volume slipped slightly in 2016. “It will increase at an even faster