Press and news

  • The theory of luxury shame is unfounded - Bain São Paulo

    May 23, 2012 | Valor Econômico - Nacional | Media mention

    “The day that I buy an R$8,000 handbag you can put me away,” says a young women in front of the channel store window. “Then put her away,” would be the advice of specialists of the sector.

  • Challenges in the refining sector - Bain São Paulo

    May 21, 2012 | DCI - Sao Paulo | Media mention

    English Challenges in the refining sector DCI - Sao Paulo José de Sá is a partner at Bain

  • How national oil companies can fuel economic development

    May 01, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Forbes.com

    Leading NOCs maintain a steady course in the quest for global competitiveness. The best ones serve national interests the most when they bring global standards home.

  • Global refining faces turbulent times

    April 30, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Forbes.com

    As the center of gravity in the global refining industry shifts, the companies that survive will be those that determine how to benefit from the growing activity in emerging economies, select the right asset portfolio and take the necessary steps to achieve world-class operational excellence.

  • The new private equity map - Bain São Paulo

    April 25, 2012 | Isto É Dinheiro | Media mention

    Fund managers have US$ 1 trillion to invest and Brazil is among the top of their list of priorities. Do not be surprised if a well known company receives an injection of capital or is acquired by a private equity fund that you’ve never heard of.

  • Global refining faces turbulent times

    April 20, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Houston Chronicle

    As the center of gravity in the global refining industry shifts, the companies that survive will be those that determine how to benefit from the growing activity in emerging economies, select the right asset portfolio and take the necessary steps to achieve world-class operational excellence.

  • Agricultural importance of mercosul projected to increase through 2050 - Bain São Paulo

    March 15, 2012 | Valor Econômico - Nacional | Media mention

    It is well known that the global population is projected to continue growing rapidly through 2050. This will, of course, demand a significant increase in the global supply of food in order to attend the additional demand, and much of this supply is expected come from Brazil.

  • Winning the auction was the easy part - Bain São Paulo

    February 22, 2012 | Redação Exame | Media mention

    The auction of the Guarulhos, Campinas and Brasilia airports has brought back the euphoria, and the polemics, that marked the privatization of the 90s. The auction on February 18th at BM&F Bovespa, in São Paulo, was able to attract 11 consortiums. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • Fasten your seat belts

    February 11, 2012 | The Economist | Media mention

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  • He went to hell and made it back - Bain São Paulo

    February 08, 2012 | Media mention

    The most emblematic example of this lethargy is the American corporation Kodak, icon of photography that filed for bankruptcy in January. The company was the first to develop a digital camera, in 1976, but took 25 years to take the business opportunity seriously.