• Is Hike Messenger worth the hype and $1.4 billion?

    August 23, 2016 | Telecommunications | The Economic Times | Media mention

    Arpan Sheth, a partner with Bain & Company, says there are credible benchmarks like WeChat, SnapChat and Twitter to compare with Hike Messenger. "With 120-150 minutes per user per week, Hike has created stickiness. In this business the challenge is creating high levels of engagement and Hike has

  • 3G, MNP to define 2011 telecom story

    December 22, 2010 | The Times of India | Media mention

    The telcom sector boasted an impressive increase in mobile subscribers and gross revenues for 2010, but while the Indian market can expect continued growth over the next four years, it experts warn it will be more conservative.

  • Hugh H. MacArthur | Liquidity challenge for PE in India

    March 30, 2010 | Private Equity | | Media mention

    Bain & Company Private Equity Partner Hugh H. MacArthur claims that the private equity industry is currently witnessing a global uptick in PE deal activity that could help remedy the market slowdown from the past 18 months.

  • 2010 likely to be a year of telecom M&As

    January 06, 2010 | The Times of India | Media mention

    Agrees Sandeep Barasia of Bain & Company. "Many of the so-called 'small' operators in India are still part of some very large global players. Each operator will independently consider its M&A options. It will not be restricted to just the current small operators," he said.