Articles

  • With $1.9 Billion Investment, Former Baidu Unit Challenges Fintech Rivals; TPG and Carlyle Group led investment into the new firm, Du Xiaoman Financial

    April 29, 2018 | Financial Services | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Investible assets in China's private wealth market were predicted to grow 14% year over year to reach 188 trillion yuan by the end of 2017, according to a study by Bain & Company and China Merchants Bank released last August.

  • Cooper’s Take: Chinese Investors Turn to U.S., Europe for Health-Care Deals

    April 20, 2018 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Investors are looking to the U.S. and Europe for health-care buyout opportunities. Chinese players in particular have been extremely active and turning an eye toward the U.S. and Europe for deal flow, said Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Asian health care private equity buyouts boosted to new highs by Chinese investors in 2017

    April 20, 2018 | Private Equity | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Health care buyouts in Asia hit a new high in 2017, with deal values from 61 transactions reaching US$7.2 billion, a record since at least 2001, according to Bain & Company. Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain, said a key theme that stood out from these cross-border buyout deals was the rising trend

  • Discussing the outlook for healthcare M&A in 2018

    April 19, 2018 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are looking to pare portfolios and focus on growing targeted therapeutic areas, says Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Cultivate 3 skills. Talent sought by foreign capital consulting firm to hire - Bain Tokyo

    April 18, 2018 | 日経新聞電子版 | Media mention

    Manny Maceda, Bain's WWMD says good consultants have an empathy with clients. Bain & Company is one of the popular firm to work for among top schools in Japan. Manny talks about what kind of people firm is looking for to hire and his views on diversity and leadership.

  • How popular is "Pro bono"? - Bain Tokyo

    April 14, 2018 | Asahi Newspaper | Media mention

    Bain has been supporting NPOs by utilizing employees' work skills and experiences.

  • Japan: Seven key trends

    April 10, 2018 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Competition in Japan's $1 billion-plus deal market is heating up. Deal flow is expected to remain healthy but funds will have to compete hard for assets, says Jim Verbeeten, Tokyo-based partner with Bain & Company.

  • Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet makes China push, on track to hit 2018 sales target

    April 10, 2018 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    Luxury goods sales in China hit 142 billion yuan ($22.55 billion) last year, up around 20 percent from the year before, the sharpest growth since 2011, according to research from Bain & Company.

  • Japan's Mid- Market: Ready to Take Off - Bain Tokyo

    April 09, 2018 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    The Japanese mid-market has reached a tipping point. With memories of some pre-financial crisis poor performance fading in light of a robust stream of recent realizations and domestic LPs clamoring to put capital to work locally, last year saw a wave of fundraising.

  • Cloud services help small Chinese banks go digital

    April 09, 2018 | Banking | Financial Times | Media mention

    Hundreds of small banks in China, like OneConnect, are launching mobile banking apps and blockchain-based interbank trading capabilities, with the backing of one of the country’s largest insurance conglomerates. “What I find interesting about OneConnect is that it could be the AWS of banking,” said