Publications

  • Toys ‘R’ Us, iHeartMedia Haunt Buyout Firms Sitting on Trillion-Dollar Cash Pile

    March 22, 2018 | Private Equity | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Private-equity firms are sitting on more than $1 trillion in uninvested capital, which they will need to spend if they want to earn the hefty fees they collect on investment gains. Their problem: The most efficient way to put the money to work is on big deals, but the raft of failures of precrisis

  • What Does The Future Hold For Banks? More Cost Cutting, Competition

    March 21, 2018 | Banking | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Consultants at Bain & Company argue that banks will get squeezed in coming years on both sides of their business. On the cost side, competition for deposits will only heat up as rates rise, low-cost entrants pile in and customers start seeking better deals. "Banks have forgotten what battling for

  • Can Private Equity Put Record Capital Flows To Work?

    March 20, 2018 | Forbes.com

    The global private equity industry posted another solid year in 2017. Moving forward, general partners will need to find new ways to generate growth and underwrite value as they seek to justify persistently high prices for target companies.

  • Bain & Company’s Keith Bevans Talks About Careers, Life at Bain

    March 20, 2018 | Accepted | Media mention

    One of the biggest motivations, if not the biggest motivation, for applying to graduate school is career enhancement and achievement of professional goals. For many MBAs and some other graduate students, consulting has irresistible appeal. Keith Bevans, a partner with Bain & Company and the Global

  • Women Strive to Narrow a Confidence Gap

    March 19, 2018 | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Some 63% of women enter the workforce with the confidence that they can rise to senior management, compared with 75% of men, according to a survey of 8,400 adults by Bain & Company and LinkedIn. By mid-career, only 57% of women still feel that way, compared with 66% of men, says Julie Coffman, a

  • Justin Murphy: Controlling Frontline Discounts

    March 16, 2018 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Justin Murphy discusses three things companies can do to optimize their frontline sales force and deliver value to the bottom line.

  • Justin Murphy: New Pricing Models for B2B Technology Companies

    March 16, 2018 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Justin Murphy outlines the questions companies can ask themselves when defining their pricing strategy.

  • Private Equity's Money Problem - Founders in the region are more willing to relinquish control

    March 15, 2018 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Too much money and nothing to spend it on: that's the problem facing cash-heavy private equity firms. They should look to Asia for answers. The region had a boom year for private equity transactions in 2017, with deals totaling $159 billion, up 41 percent from 2016 and topping the $133 billion

  • Amazon could shake the banking industry to its core — but one expert knows how Wall Street can fight back

    March 15, 2018 | Banking | Business Insider | Media mention

    When the news hit that Amazon was in talks with several banks to launch a "checking account-like product," naturally everyone feared the worst. But the situation for banks may not be as dire as some seem to think — at least yet. That's according to Maureen Burns, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • MBA Applications: How Important is the GMAT?

    March 15, 2018 | FindMBA | Media mention

    Keith Bevans, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's consultant recruitment program, talks with FindMBA about the importance of GMAT test scores for MBA applicants and consulting candidates.