Publications

  • Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2018

    April 18, 2018 | Bain report

    Powered by rising demand worldwide for medical services, healthcare private equity activity soared in 2017.

  • Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2017

    April 19, 2017 | Bain report

    Private equity investors latched onto healthcare as a safe haven in 2016, pushing total deal value to its highest level since 2007.

  • New Prominence for Operational Due Diligence in Private Equity

    April 05, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Through the double-barreled approach of commercial due diligence and operational due diligence, private equity firms can improve their assessment of full potential.

  • Global Private Equity Report 2017

    February 27, 2017 | Bain report

    Bain's annual Global Private Equity Report highlights how leading PE firms have begun adapting to a demanding environment.

  • Measuring a Company's Digital Competence

    August 09, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Sector-specific scorecards give private equity firms a critical edge in digital due diligence and value creation.

  • Private equity lessons

    August 31, 2008 | Private Equity | European Venture Capital Journal

    Orit Gadiesh, chairman of the management consultancy Bain & Company, and Hugh MacArthur, the leader of Bain's global private equity practice, explain why the way private equity firms respond to market and economic uncertainties is instructive throughout the business cycle.

  • Top tips to make the best acquisition, or not

    November 26, 2006 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity | The Financial Times

    Corporations are also flush with cash on their balance sheets, with 61 publicly traded companies worldwide each reporting more than Dollars 10bn in cash, further fuelling the M&A boom.

  • The new masters of the universe

    July 26, 2005 | Private Equity | The Wall Street Journal

    SIXTEEN YEARS after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts made its storied $25 billion bid for RJR Nabisco, private equity firms are again big news. A consortium including KKR snapped up Toys "R" Us, and a group led by Silver Lake Partners is offering a whopping $11 billion for SunGard Data Systems.

  • When to walk away from a deal

    March 31, 2004 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Harvard Business Review

    Effective due diligence requires answering four basic questions: What are we really buying? What is the target's stand-alone value? Where are the synergies—and the skeletons? And what's our walk-away price? Each of these questions will prompt an even deeper level of querying that puts the broader,