Publications

  • Winning the Race for Digital Commerce

    March 09, 2017 | Bain Brief

    With much of the growth now coming from online sales, brands need to follow four basic rules to capture their share.

  • Deconstructing the Digital Agenda in Consumer Products

    March 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Big consumer goods companies are heeding the digital call, yet progress lags priorities.

  • How Big Brands Can Prepare for US Grocery's Tectonic Shifts

    March 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As US consumer trends shift and grocers react, consumer goods companies face massive risks to their growth and profit formulas.

  • Private Equity Remains a Favored Asset, but High Asset Prices Challenge Investors

    March 08, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Despite volatile markets early in 2016, the private equity industry posted solid results for the year.

  • Back to School: GPs must close riskier deals to justify high fees

    March 08, 2017 | Private Equity | Buyouts | Media mention

    As the private equity industry's stockpile of committed capital continues to rise and limited partners chip in larger amounts to new deals as co-investments, Bain & Comapny sees no relief for the high prices general partners are paying for assets. For the “foreseeable future, that's going to be the

  • Cumming's Take: The Lost Art of the Quick Flip

    March 03, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Private-equity firms are always willing to sell at the right price, but it sure takes longer to get there than it used to. The average hold period for buyout exits has ranged from a low of 3.3 years in 2008 to a high of 6.1 years in 2014, according to an annual private-equity report from Bain &

  • How to Turn Rewards into Customer Loyalty

    March 01, 2017 | Forbes.com

    To reach a high return on investment, successful rewards programs emphasize several key traits.

  • What's in Store for Private Equity in 2017?

    March 01, 2017 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Hugh MacArthur, global head of private equity and partner with Bain and Company, discusses the company's 2017 Global Private Equity report and his outlook on fundraising and M&A. He speaks to Bloomberg's Jason Kelly on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe."

  • Too Late to Join the Tech Party?

    March 01, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    According to Bain & Co.'s annual Global Private Equity Report 2017, private-equity investors have closed 120 to 170 technology deals globally each year since 2010, with four of the largest leveraged buyouts stemming from the sector.

  • Strategy in the Age of Superabundant Capital

    February 28, 2017 | Harvard Business Review

    For most of the past 50 years, business leaders viewed financial capital as their most precious resource. They worked hard to ensure that every penny went to funding only the most promising projects.