Publications

  • Retailers' Challenge: How to Cut Carbon Emissions as E-Commerce Soars

    April 18, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Consumers are thrilled by the speed and flexibility of e-commerce. But the proliferation of new retail channels and choices is changing their purchasing behavior, and overall, that’s taking a negative toll on the environment.

  • The Bank Branch and Call Center Traffic Jam

    November 29, 2016 | Bain report

    From millennials to seniors, bank customers are still on the digital learning curve and need guidance to migrate to mobile.

  • How Providers Can Succeed in the Internet of Things

    August 29, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Customers trust incumbent providers to help them understand and implement IoT technologies. As vendors form their strategies to compete with start-ups, they should avoid five common pitfalls.

  • Bad for business? Frequent bank branch users three-times more likely to switch banks

    November 18, 2015 | Financial Services | Press release

    Bain & Company's sixth annual report on consumer banking behavior identifies six criteria for delivering a better experience while taking out costs

  • Nearly half of insurers worldwide say they lack an achievable plan to carry out a successful digital transformation

    July 15, 2015 | Financial Services | Press release

    New York – July 15, 2015 – It might as well be the beginning of the millennium for the global retail insurance industry, which trails far behind other industry sectors– retail, media and retail banking – when it comes to adopting digital tools and business models.

  • Customer Loyalty and the Digical Transformation in P&C and Life Insurance: Global Edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of 158,400 consumers in 18 countries sheds light on how various customer segments perceive their P&C and life carriers; what customers want from their carriers and how they behave; and how different distribution channels influence loyalty. The report discusses four specific steps

  • Bain Bets on Consumption Growth to Spur Buyouts: Southeast Asia

    April 02, 2013 | Consumer Products | Bloomberg | Media mention

    In a recent Bloomberg article, Bain & Company partner Sebastien Lamy discusses what he forecasts to be a very strong private-equity market in Southeast Asia this year.

  • On Wall Street, so much cash, so little time

    June 22, 2010 | Private Equity | The New York Times | Media mention

    Private equity funds generally tie up investors' money for 10 years. But they typically must invest all the money within the first three to five years of the funds' life. For giant buyout funds raised in 2006 and 2007, at the height of the bubble, time is short.

  • Private Equity ventures in nation

    April 05, 2010 | China Daily | Media mention

    The Private Equity/Venture Capital industry is rebounding, gaining more ground in China this year. The PE/VC industry in China is expected to grow significantly, with analysts anticipating investments to exceed last year's $7.

  • Private equity's problems fade from red to gray

    March 30, 2010 | Private Equity | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The Private Equity Council claimed Wednesday that definitions of default have widened, leading to inflated estimates of default rates among private-equity backed companies.