Publications

  • Chinese investment in US crude pipeline could be 'new model' for energy exports

    November 06, 2017 | Industrial Goods & Services | S&P Global | Media mention

    A deal between a foreign oil and gas company and U.S.-based private equity is unusual. Beyond this, according to Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company, the integrated value chain makes the prospective China deal particularly competitive.

  • U.S. oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

    October 13, 2017 | Oil & Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Rather than compete for the same customers, the pipeline firms are seeking to cut deals to ensure they can guarantee the energy supplies to fill the lines. "There is a lot of money chasing the opportunity right now," said Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Three trends could trip up oil and gas pipeline companies. Here's how to trade them

    August 23, 2017 | Oil & Gas | CNBC | Media mention

    Pipeline and energy infrastructure companies face operational challenges in the coming years even as U.S. crude oil drilling recovers and a natural gas export boom gets underway, says Bain & Company in a new report.

  • Reviving Midwest Express: $100 million and a good cookie recipe

    August 19, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | USA Today | Media mention

    Bringing back Midwest Express, the beloved local airline, as two Wisconsin businessmen are proposing, will be extremely difficult. “Nothing is impossible, but it would certainly be an uphill climb," said Dave Emerson, a partner with Bain & Company and leader of the firm's global airline practice.

  • U.S. cable companies' wireless entry paves way for 'quad' play

    June 30, 2017 | Telecommunications | Reuters | Media mention

    Markets where quad-play has taken off have all had either an incumbent that was losing share or an aggressive new challenger that won customers through significant discounting. In the United States, that disruptor could soon be a cable company. "We're really at an inflection point now," said Mark

  • Private Equity in Mexico Feels Chill of Trump’s Tough Nafta Stance

    January 03, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Fears Mexico’s economy will suffer if the president-elect carries out his vow to review—and potentially revoke—the North American Free Trade Agreement have started to cloud the outlook for local private-equity firms. “The main worry is fundraising." said Pino del Sesto, a partner with Bain &

  • Private Equity in Mexico Feels Chill of Trump’s Tough Nafta Stance

    January 03, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Fears Mexico’s economy will suffer if the president-elect carries out his vow to review—and potentially revoke—the North American Free Trade Agreement have started to cloud the outlook for local private-equity firms. “The main worry is fundraising." said Pino del Sesto, a partner with Bain &

  • TransCanada, Columbia combine in volatile market

    March 18, 2016 | Oil & Gas | Fuel Fix | Media mention

    TransCanada's deal to acquire Columbia Pipeline Group comes as many of the largest pipeline companies are hungry to buy their competitors but wary of commitment in a quickly shifting market. According to Riccardo Bertocco, a partner with Bain & Company who has been forecasting a wave of midstream

  • Report: Downturn will fundamentally reshape services industry

    December 04, 2015 | Oil and Gas | The Houston Chronicle's Fuel Fix Blog | Media mention

    Oil field services companies facing the worst downturn in decades will have to reshape the way they do business to meet the evolving needs of oil companies clamoring for cheaper and more efficient tools and services, according to a new analysis by Bain & Company. "It's a pivotal moment," said Ethan

  • Wall Street firms that bankrolled oil boom are hurting

    October 14, 2015 | Oil and Gas | CNNMoney.com | Media mention

    Cheap oil is creating headaches for the Wall Street firms that bankrolled America's oil boom. Banks usually go through "redetermination" in the fall, during which they reevaluate the amount of financing they will provide based on the amount of oil a company can pump at current prices.