• Buyout giants break through the ice in Japan

    October 06, 2017 | Private Equity | Reuters | Media mention

    The next question for buyout firms is to how snag more deals. Shareholder pressure means there are likely to be many more corporate cast-offs. So buyout firms need to be better at spotting upfront how they can make businesses more valuable, says Jim Verbeeten, a partner with Bain & Company, or they

  • China FDA's Sovaldi nod could usher in more fast track approvals

    September 29, 2017 | Pharmaceuticals | S&P Global | Media mention

    Due to the Chinese government's recent fast tracking of certain new drugs' approval, more and more international foreign pharma companies will likely try to file applications with the China FDA, according to Phil Leung, a partner with Bain & Company in Shanghai.

  • ZhongAn launches insurtech concept to world

    September 25, 2017 | Insurance | Financial Times | Media mention

    The company uses artificial intelligence and big data to assess the risk of the short-maturity products. “It has advantaged access to customers where other insurtech doesn’t,” says Richard Hatherall, a partner with Bain & Company. “It actually has many of the characteristics of big tech.”

  • Chinese Startup Racing Tesla Brings Driverless Trucks to Arizona

    September 07, 2017 | Automotive | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “Lower costs and higher efficiency pictured by self-driving trucks are good lures for business clients while improvement in safety is a good point to convince governments,” said Bruno Zhao, a partner with Bain & Company. “The question is whether the technology will really be ready.”

  • Betting On Brick-And-Mortar: Alibaba's Billion-Dollar Retail Experiment

    August 30, 2017 | Retail | Forbes | Media mention

    The issue is that China’s retail landscape is incredibly fragmented, according to Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company. There are hundreds of department store chains across the country – but even the market share of the biggest ones doesn’t exceed 2%.

  • LBO Focus: Chinese Acquirers Begin Giving Local Private-Equity Firms a Run for Their Money

    August 29, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    “If you look at Chinese consumers, they’re getting more and more wealthy,” said Hao Zhou, a partner with Bain & Company. He added that buyers in the expanding Chinese middle class have demonstrated their willingness to embrace premium prices for quality products in the wellness, nutrition and

  • Bain & Co Says Offline Stores Next Big Thing for Alibaba

    August 18, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Larry Zhu, a partner with Bain & Company, discusses the importance of bricks and mortar stores for Alibaba ad his outlook for the company. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

  • Hypermarket chain Sun Art bets on online delivery strategy as competition mounts

    August 10, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    "Everyone is trying to compete on price and with the online players coming in the prices will become even more transparent," said Jonathan Cheng, principal at Bain in Hong Kong.

  • Lung, Liver and Stomach Cancers Kill a Million Chinese a Year; Big Pharma Responds

    July 05, 2017 | Healthcare | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    One executive in a blockchain consortium with other companies told Bain & Company that "half of the people in the group are looking for a solution; the other half are there uniquely to obstruct progress."Nonetheless, Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain, expects blockchain to gain wider acceptance

  • Why China's home consumption of consumer goods is...

    June 20, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Chinese people are consuming more goods outside compared to at home, says Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company.