Articles

  • The path to a blackout free India

    September 20, 2012 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Mint

    As India debates long-term challenges such as fuel shortages, bankrupt State Electricity Boards (SEBs) and issues around land acquisition, we believe the country can take rapid action on five fronts to improve the state of the country's power sector in the short term.

  • Global growth

    August 28, 2012 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    A bold ambition and a clear, well-understood strategy— a strategy reflecting a founder’s vision and showing a clear path to leadership—are the foundation of success in new markets.

  • The infrastructure opportunity

    June 11, 2012 | Industrial Goods & Services | Financial Express

    By identifying the barriers to profitability, construction firms in India can fulfill the promise inherent in the sweeping opportunity before them, for themselves and their shareholders.

  • Bain & Company India Private Equity Report 2012

    May 07, 2012 | Private Equity | Bain report

    In this third edition of Bain's India Private Equity report, we highlight the key trends that shaped the PE industry in 2011 and closely examine industry expectations for 2012 and beyond.

  • Owning foreign mines is not the best way to solve perennial shortage of coal

    April 12, 2012 | Industrial Goods & Services | The Economic Times

    Given India's deep-rooted coal supply problems, buying coal mines to secure supplies seems like a smart move. But is it the optimal approach? Utilities must look beyond traditional approaches and adopt innovative strategies to create a secure fuel supply.

  • India Philanthropy Report 2012

    March 19, 2012 | Social & Public Sector | Bain report

    Too many individuals have been excluded from India’s economic boom over the past decade—the country is simultaneously home to one of the world’s fastest-growing HNWI populations and one in three of the world’s malnourished children.

  • Four ways to improve your chances of success in M&As

    February 03, 2012 | Mergers & Acquisitions | The Economic Times

    M&A activity in Asia-Pacific has staged a healthy recovery from the financial crisis of 2008-09, but Bain research shows that winners share four traits for success.

  • Succeeding in the India healthcare market

    January 17, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain video

    India's healthcare market is very different than Western markets, but offers rapid growth for companies that can avoid common pitfalls.

  • Macro trends to add trillions of dollars to global GDP in 2020

    December 19, 2011 | The Economic Times

    Behind the dire headlines and marketplace frictions, a handful of macro trends are at work, according to a Bain & Company study of macro trends to 2020. Cumulatively, these macro trends will add up to $27 trillion in global GDP growth, which will swell to $90 trillion by 2020, 40% larger than

  • Life insurers should fix the distribution network, achieve scale to turn profitable

    November 12, 2011 | Financial Services | The Economic Times

    Industries in start-up mode can be innovative, scrappy and undisciplined as they scramble to grow and capture market share. Those traits have characterized the rambunctious life of the India's insurance market.