• 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 98% of Corporate Sustainability Programs Fail. 4 Proven Ways to Boost the Success Rate

    March 15, 2017 | Social & Public Sector | Engage for Good | Media mention

    Jenny Davis-Peccoud, a partner with Bain & Company who leads the firm's sustainability and corporate responsibility practice, joins CauseTalk Radio podcast to talk about a new report that finds that only 2 percent of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims. To get

  • Private Equity Returns Still Outperform Public Markets

    March 14, 2017 |

    The best funds will continue to outperform by a wide margin by doing two things differently.

  • Why Leaders Should Write Their Company’s Obituary

    March 12, 2017 |

    Writing your own corporate obituary can reawaken your company's incumbent advantage.

  • As Good As It Gets For Private Equity Fund-Raising

    March 10, 2017 |

    As it gets harder to find good deals and generate great returns, PE firms that can craft a sharp articulation of their strategy will have an edge.

  • Exits Settle at a New Normal in Private Equity

    March 09, 2017 |

    In 2016, the private equity industry established a new normal level for exits as the remainder of precrisis deals finally wound their way to the daylight.