Publications

  • The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth - Bain Seoul

    June 07, 2016 | Harvard Business Review Press

    Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment—find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers.

  • The Founder's Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

    June 07, 2016 | Harvard Business Review Press

    Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment—find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers.

  • Success hinges on founder mentality, but maybe not founder: book

    June 06, 2016 | Strategy | USA TODAY | Media mention

    If your company isn't soaring as anticipated, look inside not out. Chances are your problems aren't due to market forces but rather issues such as a distancing from core principles, becoming deaf to your consumer's voice and sometimes a founder not empowering his people. Those are some of the

  • Africa's private equity prospects look good long-term

    May 31, 2016 | Private Equity | Moneyweb | Media mention

    Once the darling of private equity investors, Africa no longer garners the same interest it did just a few years ago, but there remain a number of fundamental forces driving the growth of this asset class on the continent, according to Andrei Vorobyov, who leads Bain & Company's Private Equity

  • The Case for Companies to Focus on "Micro-Battles"

    May 31, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal's The Experts

    When founders launch their companies, they often thrive by targeting underserved customers that competitors have ignored. They excel in speed, experimentation and a stream of innovation.

  • Private equity outlook for 2016

    May 20, 2016 | Private Equity | Business Day TV | Media mention

    Andrei Vorobyov and Andrew Tymms, leaders of Bain & Company's Africa and London Private Equity practices respectively, discuss the private equity outlook for 2016 and tell Stephen Gunnion of Business Day TV why a strong strategy for fundraising will be more important than ever this year as

  • Understanding Value: How to Capture the Pricing Opportunity in Chemicals

    May 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Pricing is an underdeveloped opportunity in the chemicals industry. Most chemical companies can build better pricing capabilities within 12 to 18 months, but it requires a focused effort with ongoing support from senior leadership.

  • For Commercial Banks, a Better Route to "All Aboard"

    May 11, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Banks can take five steps to substantially improve the onboarding process for commercial customers.

  • Is Private Equity the Bridge to Bring European Banks to Safer Shores?

    May 11, 2016 | Bain Brief

    As big banks face regulatory and economic pressures, private equity, with ample capital and expertise, may be just what the banking industry needs.

  • Finding Novel Ways to Invest in Private Equity

    May 10, 2016 | Business Day

    With new private equity funds closing faster and reaching fundraising targets, many limited partners have been turning to novel ways to invest.