Publications

  • Boosting the Odds of Success for Japan's Outbound M&A

    December 14, 2016 | Bain Brief

    As more Japanese companies look overseas for their growth, winners will tailor their acquisitions approach to the types of deals they pursue.

  • Thomas Olsen: Japan Outbound M&A

    December 06, 2016 | Bain video

    Japanese companies can succeed in outbound M&A by tailoring their approach.

  • Why China Wants U.S. Memory Chip Technology And What Washington Is Doing About It

    December 06, 2016 | Technology | Forbes | Media mention

    Semiconductors have been China’s biggest import for the past decade. The country buys about half of the world’s supply, but produces only about 15%, according to a report by Bain & Company, representing the biggest gap in the country’s trade deficits. “Global market share is not something that can

  • Supermarkets, pig farmers and cotton traders turn to blockchain

    December 06, 2016 | Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is being harnessed by the more mundane world of supermarkets, pig farmers and cotton traders as a means of rooting out fraud. Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company in Singapore, described blockchain as the catalyst to solve some of these problems

  • Are Global Insurers Too Big to Succeed?

    November 30, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Large insurers are able to reduce costs and accelerate growth if they address the heart of the problem: their complexity.

  • Why Southeast Asia lags in e-commerce

    November 28, 2016 | Digital | CNBC | Media mention

    Florian Hoppe, a partner with Bain & Company, says e-commerce is fragmented and logistics and infrastructure bottlenecks persist in Southeast Asia.

  • Thomas Olsen: Are Global Insurers Too Big to Succeed?

    November 23, 2016 | Bain video

    Big global insurers must address the heart of their financial problems—growing complexity.

  • How Insurers Can Improve Customer Loyalty

    November 08, 2016 | Bain infographic

    Many insurers struggle to earn customer loyalty. However, insurers can boost loyalty by offering services beyond traditional coverage and focusing on mobile.

  • Boring Is Hot, If You're in Private Equity

    October 05, 2016 | Private Equity | BloombergGadfly | Media mention

    With Asia-Pacific's growth slowing, private equity firms are desperate for targets that can reap instant returns. That means cash-flow-generating companies have become all the more alluring, regardless of the sector. Bain concluded in a study this year that Asian firms are indeed attracting higher

  • Banking Regtechs to the Rescue?

    September 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Banks that carefully assess when and how to work with regtechs will be able to both streamline compliance and improve the customer experience.