Publications

  • Spanish luxury brands buoyed by high-end tourists

    April 15, 2018 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    A report released by Bain & Company and Spanish luxury industry group Circulo Fortuny last week showed the Spanish luxury market was worth €9.2bn last year, three times smaller than France or Italy, but growing a twice the global average rate.

  • Royal Dutch Shell and Total flirt with becoming utilities

    March 28, 2018 | Oil & Gas | The Economist | Media mention

    Julian Critchlow, a partner with Bain & Company draws that comparison between the risks facing the oil industry with those that faced Eastman Kodak when its business was eclipsed by digital photography and social media photo-sharing. For the oil industry, increased electrification is bound

  • Carmakers take electric fight to the factory floor

    March 18, 2018 | Automotive | Financial Times | Media mention

    “None of the traditional car manufacturers will have problems scaling up electric vehicle production,” says Klaus Stricker, co-head of the global automotive practice at Bain & Company. “That’s exactly what they do best.”

  • Private equity groups under pressure to take ‘riskier’ bets

    March 04, 2018 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Buyout firms are pursuing large public companies at their fastest pace, with deals totaling $180 billion last year, according to Bain & Company. Graham Elton, a partner with Bain, said the big question troubling the industry is “when does the music stop”?

  • Consumer goods: big brands battle with the ‘little guys’

    February 27, 2018 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, despite rising global demand, 34 of the world’s 50 biggest consumer companies are suffering either from slower sales and profits growth, or both. “Companies will need to fundamentally revisit their way of working and transform themselves,” says Matthew Meacham, a

  • Doors opening for gay graduates

    January 29, 2018 | Financial Times | Media mention

    At Bain & Company, João Soares, the partner who leads the firm's LGBT+ initiatives, points out that the firm's approach to the community is two pronged. "We're committed to bringing the top LGBT+ talent to Bain and then we aim to provide all possible resources to keep that talent," he says.

  • Richemont, the world’s second-biggest luxury firm, bets on digital

    January 25, 2018 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    Online sales of personal luxury goods have continued to rise: they now account for 9% of total sales. Bain & Company predicts that they will reach 25% by 2025. Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain, suggests that Amazon could eventually disrupt the luxury market, too.

  • France’s New Labor Laws: ‘Flexibility, and No Security’

    January 23, 2018 | Macro Trends | The New York Times | Media mention

    “The complex labor laws have historically been the No. 1 obstacle to the competitiveness and attractiveness of France,” said Olivier Marchal, the chairman of Bain & Company France. The changes, together with other business-friendly measures such as a gradual reduction in the corporate tax, have

  • Bain & Co: Still a way to go for UK retailers to modernize

    December 28, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Anna Thal Larsen, a partner with Bain & Company, looks at how Brexit and Amazon.com has and could impact consumer confidence, when it comes to retail.

  • Bain & Company Report: Rough Diamond Market Faces Bumpy Road

    December 19, 2017 | Mining | WWD | Media mention

    The recent uptick in rough diamond demand signifies a comeback for industry players, but declining consumer interest in diamond jewelry paves a challenging road to recovery. In the seventh annual Global Diamond Report authored by Bain & Company, rough diamond producers are assuming the role of