Publications

  • Les Baird: Developing a Merger Integration Thesis

    December 12, 2017 | Bain video

    Although companies can design a great deal thesis, they often fall short in executing the integration program.

  • The Deal Economy: David Harding on M&A Valuations

    November 30, 2017 | The Deal

    Bain's David Harding discusses how deal-making has changed in a low-interest-rate environment, as well as the effects of recent geopolitical uncertainty.

  • Culture Is an Overlooked But Important Part of Dealmaking

    November 30, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions | The Deal | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner Allison Snider presented at The Deal Economy Conference in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 30 on the importance of assessing cultural fit in M&A activity.

  • David Schottland: Portfolio Strategy for Chemical Companies

    November 22, 2017 | Bain video

    Chemical companies who are trying to put together a coherent portfolio should focus on strategy-sharing and volatility when making important portfolio decisions.

  • Don't Forget to Prune Your Portfolio

    September 25, 2017 | Business Times

    When done well, divestitures reduce complexity and provide fuel for the company to pump back into its core.

  • Should You Consider Divesting?

    August 26, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    When strategically selected to clean up a company's portfolio and designed to command an optimal price, divestitures can generate significant shareholder value and create a catalysing event for improving the remaining business.

  • Jim Wininger: Everybody Wins in Divestitures

    July 28, 2017 | Bain video

    Jim Wininger, a partner in Bain's M&A practice, shares how a systematic and proactive approach to divesting helps companies outperform the market.

  • Unleashing Finance's Full Potential

    July 19, 2017 | Bain infographic

    INTERACTIVE FEATURE Plot Your Path to Financial Excellence Is your Finance organization world class? Answer these questions to assess how your company's financial performance matches up to its strategic goals.

  • Divest to Win

    July 06, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Divestitures can deliver mutual benefits to both buyers and sellers. Here is a guide to successful divesting.

  • Spain’s Santander saves Banco (not so) Popular

    June 08, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Financial Times | Media mention

    Loss aversion — the idea of holding on to garbage investments to avoid the reckoning — has long brought down stock investors. A new report from Bain & Company says that companies need to be similarly wary of units not pulling their weight.