Publications

  • Back to school: Bain report explains why the market is so competitive

    March 09, 2015 | Private Equity | Buyouts Insider | Media mention

    Thanks to a steadily improving domestic economy, limited partners allocated more than 60 percent of their total buyout fund commitments to US vehicles in 2014, their highest share of the previous four years, according to Bain & Company's Global Private Equity Report. (Subscription required)

  • Capital superabundance, record low interest rates cut two ways for the private equity industry, making 2014 a great time to be a seller, but challenging to be a buyer

    March 03, 2015 | Private Equity | Press release

    Superabundant capital, record low interest rates cut two ways for the private equity industry, making 2014 a great time to be a seller, but challenging to be a buyer

  • Bain & Co. sees 'perfect storm,' with high asset prices challenging return prospects

    March 03, 2015 | Private Equity | Dow Jones LBO Wire | Media mention

    Our work focuses on helping companies deliver results. Visit our publications section, Bain Insights, for the best research and ideas from Bain's experts.

  • Energize employees through principles, not exhaustive rules

    March 03, 2015 | Forbes.com

    High-performing companies take care to design an operating model that can adapt to changes in their environment.

  • Great strategy, but is your operating model up to the task?

    February 19, 2015 | Forbes.com

    When there’s a persistent gap between strategy and execution, the culprit is usually an obsolete or misaligned operating model. Redesigning the operating model may be one of the smartest investments an executive can make.

  • The power of focus in medical technology

    February 18, 2015 | Bain Brief

    In many industries we find a clear correlation between overall scale and profitability. Yet in medtech, the correlation between industry scale and profitability is quite weak. Bain research shows that profitability is more a function of category leadership than overall scale. Accumulating follower

  • Best advice: It’s all lip service until you measure it

    February 04, 2015 | LinkedIn

    In a social media world where it’s so easy to complain publicly, companies have more tea leaves to read than ever. So when a company can tap into the true feelings of its people—customers and employees—then the real work can begin.

  • In poor countries, companies step in to fill gaps left by agricultural nonprofits

    February 02, 2015 | Agribusiness | The Guardian | Media mention

    ccording to a report by Bain & Company and Acumen, many small farmers in developing countries are geographically isolated and lack access to the information and capital they need to make their farms more productive and financially stable.

  • Catching up

    February 01, 2015 | Best's Review

    Often, it's not clear to insurance executives exactly where to start making investments in, and organizing for, digital innovation. Based on the early results from digital initiatives, combined with lessons from other industries, we have identified four questions that can anchor a balanced,

  • Overcoming synergy odds in an M&A deal

    January 29, 2015 | The Business Times (Singapore)

    Most merging companies entering a deal do not have a clear understanding of the level of synergies they can expect through increased scale. In a Bain & Company survey of 352 global executives, overestimating synergies was the second most common reason for disappointing deal outcomes.