Publications

  • Global Private Equity Report 2017

    February 27, 2017 | Bain report

    Bain's annual Global Private Equity Report highlights how leading PE firms have begun adapting to a demanding environment.

  • Wary Investors Have Trump, Brexit on Mind as SuperReturn Begins

    February 27, 2017 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Private equity firms on average spent more than 10 times cash flow for U.S. and European companies in 2016, near record highs, according to a new Bain & Company report. “The combination of current high prices and an uncertain outlook means that investors are setting a high bar,” seeking companies

  • A report from the world’s last diamond mine

    February 25, 2017 | Mining | The Economist | Media mention

    There are signs of recovery in the ever-volatile global diamond market. Bain & Company estimates that rough-diamond sales rose by 20% in 2016. Even so, Bain estimates, production will peak in 2019. Supplies of new diamonds will then start to fall, sinking by 1-2% each year until 2030.

  • A Smarter Approach to Procurement

    February 24, 2017 | IndustryWeek

    Successful companies achieve greater savings by creating a collaborative partnership between procurement and the business.

  • How Top Chemical Companies Navigate Portfolio Decisions

    February 22, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Bain research shows that at top chemical companies, greater portfolio coherence leads to higher financial returns.

  • You Cut Your Prices. So Why Didn’t Consumers Notice?

    February 20, 2017 | WSJ.com

    Companies’ actual prices are often at odds with how consumers perceive their prices.

  • Mining companies and the war against man-made diamonds

    February 13, 2017 | Mining | Mining-Technology.com | Media mention

    Unrevealed mixing of cultured diamonds with natural stones is very “difficult to quantify,” according to Olya Linde, a partner with Bain & Company. “The problem arises when lab-grown diamonds are misrepresented and sold as natural diamonds, especially in melee categories,” she explains.

  • The Changing Rules for Digital M&A

    February 10, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies are turning to M&A to get ahead of digital disruption in their industries. Winners know they need to alter their approach.

  • What's Next For Europe's Shrinking Grocery Stores

    February 10, 2017 | Forbes.com

    The shrinking store scenario in Europe's grocery sector will take a toll on the unprepared. Fortunately, we’re beginning to see glimmers of the types of moves that will help grocers get ahead of this game.

  • Running the Business through Your Customer's Eyes

    February 09, 2017 | Bain Brief

    To create a truly excellent customer experience, more companies are turning to new key unit of management: the episode.