Publications

  • Private equity groups under pressure to take ‘riskier’ bets

    March 04, 2018 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Buyout firms are pursuing large public companies at their fastest pace, with deals totaling $180 billion last year, according to Bain & Company. Graham Elton, a partner with Bain, said the big question troubling the industry is “when does the music stop”?

  • Consumer goods: big brands battle with the ‘little guys’

    February 27, 2018 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, despite rising global demand, 34 of the world’s 50 biggest consumer companies are suffering either from slower sales and profits growth, or both. “Companies will need to fundamentally revisit their way of working and transform themselves,” says Matthew Meacham, a

  • Bain & Co: Still a way to go for UK retailers to modernize

    December 28, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Anna Thal Larsen, a partner with Bain & Company, looks at how Brexit and Amazon.com has and could impact consumer confidence, when it comes to retail.

  • Bain & Company Report: Rough Diamond Market Faces Bumpy Road

    December 19, 2017 | Mining | WWD | Media mention

    The recent uptick in rough diamond demand signifies a comeback for industry players, but declining consumer interest in diamond jewelry paves a challenging road to recovery. In the seventh annual Global Diamond Report authored by Bain & Company, rough diamond producers are assuming the role of

  • Europe’s innovation comeback: Macron sparks return of ‘Les Pigeons’

    December 13, 2017 | Financial Times | Media mention

    More than one in two US investors plan to recruit new employees in France in the next few years, compared with one in five in 2016, according to a recent report by Bain & Company and the American Chamber of Commerce in France.

  • Banks lag in digital change, other countries may copy EU fintech rules: Bain

    November 24, 2017 | Banking | S&P Global Intelligence | Media mention

    "There is a level of self-inflicted pain that the banks are causing" themselves, said Eduardo Roma, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • "Macron effect" turns U.S. business bullish on France - survey

    November 23, 2017 | Reuters | Media mention

    The survey of 156 top executives of U.S. groups' French divisions by the American Chamber of Commerce and Bain & Company showed 52 percent were now planning to add more staff in France over the next 2-3 years, compared with only 21 percent a year ago.

  • Black Friday an extreme test of a retailer's digital capabilities: Bain & Company

    November 23, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Anna Thal Larsen, partner at Bain & Company, speaks about retail sector trends as Black Friday looms.

  • 85 percent of luxury growth this year due to younger generations

    November 03, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain & Company, speaks about how luxury brands have changed the way in which they serve their customers.

  • IKEA: unpacking strategy

    November 02, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company, shoppers are looking to spend less time in cars travelling to shops.