Press and news

  • The weight of the internet in strategy - Bain São Paulo

    September 17, 2013 | Retail | Valor Econômico | Media mention

    If the economy does not regain a more robust growth rate, the expansion of virtual commerce could force some Brazilian retail chains to reduce the physical footprint they built in recent years, says Alfredo Pinto, partner in the retail area of Bain & Company in Brazil.

  • Brazil's construction boom offers sporting chance to cities

    September 09, 2013 | Financial Times | Media mention

    Brazil plans to begin $407bn of infrastructural projects in the coming years. The upcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games have put pressure on the Brazilian government to accelerate the building process in spite of many adversities.

  • For simpler management - Bain São Paulo

    August 21, 2013 | Performance Improvement | Exame - Nacional - NA | Media mention

    Finally, after the euphoria, Brazil has come to terms with reality – and now it’s time for companies to do the same. “In the good years, the conditions were quite favorable, and companies tried to capture as many opportunities as possible.

  • Companies must not become accustomed to average performance, affirms Allen - Bain São Paulo

    July 31, 2013 | Strategy | Valor Econômico - Nacional | Media mention

    Partners at Bain & Company have found that success leads business leaders to abandon their obsession for quality. Sustainable and profitable growth makes it more challenging each year to achieve in the corporate world, be it by small and medium companies, or by major multinationals.

  • Women occupy 14% of executive positions, study shows - Bain São Paulo

    July 26, 2013 | Exame - Nacional - NA | Media mention

    Women occupy approximately half of the positions in the job market, but inequality persists salaries and leadership positions. A study in May by IBGP of the six major metropolitan regions of the country showed that 10.5 million women and 12.5 million men worked.

  • Do we live in a bubble? - Bain São Paulo

    July 10, 2013 | Real Estate | Exame | Media mention

    An exclusive study compares key indicators of the Brazilian real estate market with the countries that have experienced bubbles. The conclusion: we are in a more comfortable situation at least for now. But prices remain high, a warning sign. Full text only available in Portuguese

  • Petrobras faces challenges to reap rewards of pre-salt reserves

    July 09, 2013 | Financial Times | Media mention

    Brazil's national oil company Petrobras is developing what are the biggest oil finds in the Americas in decades - the "pre-salt" discoveries. This undertaking is the world's largest corporate capital expenditure program worth $237bn in the five years to 2017.

  • Why is it like this every year in Brazil? - Bain São Paulo

    June 12, 2013 | Airlines and Transportation | Exame | Media mention

    An exclusive study shows that the Brazil needs to build at least 21,000 kilometers of additional four lane highways to significantly increase the competitiveness of the economy. The cost: 250 billion reais. The execution timeframe: eight years. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • Demand is greater than investment, claims consulting firm - Bain São Paulo

    May 21, 2013 | Private Equity | Valor Econômico | Media mention

    The money that private equity funds invest in Brazil is not enough to cover the demand for operations, according to Hugh MacArthur, leader of the global Private Equity practice at Bain & Company. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • How national oil companies can fuel economic development

    May 06, 2013 | Oil & Gas | Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    Leading national oil companies not only channel capital, technological and operational know-how into the country, they also serve as custodians of their nation’s wealth. They guard its integrity as the country moves through economic cycles, and maintain a steady course in the quest for global