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

  • Rethinking Supply Chains in the Asia-Pacific Region for Global Growth

    April 08, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Asia-Pacific’s over-stretched supply chains won’t help companies support the next wave of global growth in a vastly different cost environment. Fully 70% of supply chain executives interviewed agree that their supply chain is now a top management priority, but only half believe their organization

  • 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 digital challenge to retail banks

    October 17, 2012 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Technology by itself will not deliver a competitive advantage; what banks do with it to develop a unique, personalized customer experience will matter most of all. Success will take much more than a string of initiatives that tack high-tech gadgetry and cool apps onto a traditional banking

  • Service Helps to Link Ex-Military M.B.A.s

    February 16, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    For military veterans entering business school, they now must navigate the uncharted terrain of résumé writing and networking in the private sector. While traditional M.B.A.

  • How to win in emerging markets

    April 06, 2008 | Consumer Products | Sloan Management Review

    Emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe are delivering some of the strongest revenue and profit growth for global makers of fast-moving consumer goods, despite concerns that lower prices might translate into lower profits.