• In Chemicals, Great Strategy Beats Great Markets

    November 29, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Investing to outperform in core markets proves more rewarding than chasing after exciting new ones.

  • 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.

  • It Takes Two to Tango: Is Your Supply Chain a True Business Partner?

    December 09, 2015 | Performance Improvement, Industrial Goods & Services | Bain Brief

    When financial performance tumbled well below the expectations of shareholders at a major US-based manufacturer of industrial parts, the new head of supply chain saw ways to make the supply chain part of the solution.

  • Reintegration innovation?

    August 02, 2013 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Utility Week

    Integration can offer significant benefits: a broader customer base, less exposure to market volatility and access to shifting profit pools. However, this is not always the case. Analysis by Bain & Company shows that the benefits of vertical integration are frequently less than executives think.

  • Global refining: Fueling profitability in the turbulent times ahead

    February 21, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    As the center of gravity in the global refining industry shifts away from developed nations—especially the US—and toward emerging countries, companies throughout the oil and gas industry will need to rethink their approach to refining.

  • Are we on the edge of a truly global gas market?

    December 05, 2011 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    In relatively short order, unconventional gas has altered the North American energy landscape. Now it is shifting energy dynamics across the globe. The “Shale Gale” has turned North America into a “gas island,” no longer dependent on gas imports. The LNG once destined for US shores must now find

  • Old infrastructure, new investments

    September 09, 2011 | Industrial Goods & Services | Bain Brief

    Eight trillion-dollar macro trends are at work in the global economy. The pursuit by businesses and governments of the macro trends’ growth potential will touch many corners of the globe.