Publications

  • The Hottest Brand in China Is Australia

    November 15, 2016 | Bain Brief

    How can Australian consumer goods companies profit from China’s hunger for natural, safe and healthy products?

  • Seven steps that can spell cross-border M&A success for Chinese companies

    October 28, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    One way for Chinese companies to achieve success through cross-border M&A deals: retain top talent from both companies. Talent retention is important, but it is also important to ensure that they are aware of the benefit of the acquisition. Bain’s Philip Leung says it is also important to figure

  • HIAS: How to make money from a trend

    October 27, 2016 | Healthcare | Health Investor Asia | Media mention

    How to make money from a trend ? The key is to focus. There is no doubt that healthcare private equity majors have arrived in Asia, said Vikram Kapur, partner, Bain & Company. “You are starting to see momentum,” he said. But what separates winners from the losers is an activist mindset? “People are

  • What You Need to Know About China's Two-Speed Economy

    October 17, 2016 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    China's retail markets are bifurcated but the overall trend is lower growth, says James Root, partner at Bain & Company, referencing data from Bain's latest China Shopper report in a broadcast interview with CNBC.

  • Unearthing the Hidden Treasure of Procurement

    October 12, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Companies that think differently about procurement strike a rich vein of savings.

  • Gap widens between China's 'old' and 'new' economies

    October 06, 2016 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    While sales of traditional mainstays in China's fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry such as instant noodles and beer fell by 12.5% and 3.6% respectively in 2015, products such as pet food and yogurt — both of which are associated with millennials' quality-of-life aspirations — posted strong

  • 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.