Publications

  • State-backed shadow funds drive up China valuations; Financial services

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    State-backed shadow funds in China are helping drive corporate valuations in the region into "nosebleed territory", according to a new report from Bain & Company. "It's what I call corporate shadow capital," said Suvir Varma, a partner with Bain and head of the firm's Asia Pacific private equity

  • LEX Column: Look elsewhere

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company notes in its new report that growth in investment has been especially strong for Chinese start-up firms. Nearly a fifth of early-stage PE investments worldwide, around $15 billion, were made in China.

  • 2016 Second best year in record for APAC’s PE, Internet fever remains strong

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Deal Street Asia | Media mention

    Investment momentum in Asia Pacific (APAC)’s private equity (PE) market eased in 2016, after a historic soaring high in 2015, a report by Bain & Company shows. Despite the slump, 2016 is still the second best year on record.

  • Asia’s private equity funds lose steam as valuations soar beyond reach, Bain survey says

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    The days of “buy low, sell high”’ have ended for private equity funds in the Asia-Pacific, as funds are pushed to identify new sources of value amid inflated valuations, slower economic growth and rising interest rates, an industry report said on Thursday. “Wringing greater value from PE

  • Bain & Co: APAC GPs 'feel the pain of sky-high valuations'

    March 16, 2017 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2017 was recently released, offering insights into the sector. “Funds that will thrive are those that understand they must exercise an entirely different set of muscles to win the best deals and unlock new sources of value," said Kiki Yang, a

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The renaissance in mergers and acquisitions: The surprising lessons of the 2000s

    January 16, 2013 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    Looking back at the first decade of this century, it is clear that many companies succeeded in delivering superior shareholder returns using M&A as a weapon for competitive advantage. Executives had to be smart about it, and they had to be committed. But for those with a repeatable model, the

  • Repeatability: Build enduring businesses for a world of constant change

    April 02, 2012 | Strategy | Chief Executive

    The three design principles of Great Repeatable Models represent a new and higher test of enduring strategy, and are the best antidote to the dangerous effects of complexity.