Articles

  • Companies that keep replicating a few things that they do uniquely well are able to sustain profits

    November 01, 2012 | Strategy | The Economic Times

    Our research reveals that some companies have found a way to beat complexity. We call these companies Great Repeatable Models and they share a common simplicity in the concept and execution of their strategy: they focus on the few things that they do uniquely well, and replicate them again and

  • How Africa offers growth opportunities for companies willing to take on its poor infrastructure

    October 05, 2012 | Consumer Products | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    Even though Africa remains fragmented with over 50 countries, the emergence of trading blocs has dramatically improved the business environment. Moreover, a new consumer class is emerging so quickly that total consumer spending is expected to double by 2020. Consumer product companies not yet in

  • 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.