Publications

  • Companies Hate to Sell Business Units. That's a Big Mistake.

    November 03, 2017 | WSJ.com

    Companies willing to study how well all their businesses contribute to their core—and to take action on those that don't fit—have a stronger chance for growth.

  • China outbound M&A to keep growing: Bain

    April 17, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    The retraction in Chinese M&A due to capital control is only a short-term phenomenon, according to Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • For Hewlett Packard, splitting up was a lot of hard work

    November 02, 2015 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Fortune | Media mention

    Hewlett Packard's split will present challenges for both legacy companies, particularly related to company culture. As Sachin Shah, a partner in Bain & Company's London office explained, employees sometimes consider one company in a spin off to be less attractive than the other. In one company

  • IT in M&A: Increasing the odds of a successful integration

    October 10, 2014 | Transaction Advisors

    Whether businesses are seeking to cross-sell products and services as quickly as possible or combine organization systems effectively, IT integration is critical to achieving M&A goals.

  • IT in M&A: Increasing the Odds of a Successful Integration

    February 12, 2014 | Information Technology | Bain Brief

    In every merger or acquisition, the business wants to combine the organization quickly while the IT department wants to invest the time to integrate the company's systems effectively. Both need to happen, but in successful IT integrations, executives work quickly to determine which decisions are

  • IT in M&A: Increasing the Odds of a Successful Integration - Bain Santiago

    February 12, 2014 | Information Technology | Bain Brief

    In every merger or acquisition, companies integrating their IT systems face two conflicting needs. The business wants to start cross-selling the products and services of the newly combined organization as quickly as possible to increase revenues.

  • The renaissance in mergers and acquisitions: How to make your deals successful

    May 08, 2013 | Bain Brief

    Most top performers rely on M&A for a significant part of their growth. They know the right questions to ask about a prospective acquisition. They pursue both scope deals and scale deals, and they understand the risks and rewards associated with each. They develop a repeatable M&A

  • Mega-bids are set to transform America's wireless industry

    April 20, 2013 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Telecommunications | The Economist | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company Partner Michael Garstka, the mobile market is a difficult and top-heavy industry to compete in. As many bids are set to change the look of the American wireless industry, Garstka describes the struggles of smaller firms who "will still find it tough to prosper.

  • Telecom Italia Weighs Merger With Hutchison

    April 11, 2013 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Telecommunications | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner Alex Bhak acknowledges the large impact that the go-ahead with the merger talks between Telecom Italia and Hutchinson Whampoa will have on the Italian mobile telecommunications market.

  • The renaissance in mergers and acquisitions: What to do with all that cash?

    March 13, 2013 | Bain Brief

    Abundant capital, strong balance sheets, low interest rates and eight great macro trends will combine to make M&A essential for profitable growth this decade.