Articles

  • China's next booming sector? Convenience stores

    November 30, 2016 | Consumer Products | CNBC | Media mention

    Convenience stores are booming as Chinese consumers want "high speed" channels to purchase goods, says Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company

  • Singles Day sales to continue upsurge

    November 25, 2016 | Retail | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Singles' Day shopping on mainland China will maintain an upward momentum despite worries about the slowing economy, driven by a rising ardor for imported products and quality services among main-landers. Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the company's consumer products in

  • China's Singles Day shopping bonanza sees consumer-price disparity, report says

    November 24, 2016 | Retail | Nikkei Asian Review | Media mention

    Massive discounts and flamboyant promotions for consumers during China's annual Singles Day in November, known as 11.11, help to create the country's biggest shopping day of the year. But not everything is as inexpensive as consumers believe, and online shoppers have actually paid more for some

  • Chinese Carmakers Branch Out in Bid to Rival Lexus

    November 22, 2016 | Industrial Goods & Services | Bloomberg Markets | Media mention

    Chinese car makers looking to appeal to their consumers global tastes have turned to "the billionaire pedigree," or creating a premium brand around a wealthy CEO, and the hiring of executives from European car companies. These steps can help car-makers eliminate the baggage of the past and convince

  • Seven steps that can spell cross-border M&A success for Chinese companies

    October 28, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    One way for Chinese companies to achieve success through cross-border M&A deals: retain top talent from both companies. Talent retention is important, but it is also important to ensure that they are aware of the benefit of the acquisition. Bain’s Philip Leung says it is also important to figure

  • HIAS: How to make money from a trend

    October 27, 2016 | Healthcare | Health Investor Asia | Media mention

    How to make money from a trend ? The key is to focus. There is no doubt that healthcare private equity majors have arrived in Asia, said Vikram Kapur, partner, Bain & Company. “You are starting to see momentum,” he said. But what separates winners from the losers is an activist mindset? “People are

  • What You Need to Know About China's Two-Speed Economy

    October 17, 2016 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    China's retail markets are bifurcated but the overall trend is lower growth, says James Root, partner at Bain & Company, referencing data from Bain's latest China Shopper report in a broadcast interview with CNBC.

  • Gap widens between China's 'old' and 'new' economies

    October 06, 2016 | Consumer Products | Financial Times | Media mention

    While sales of traditional mainstays in China's fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry such as instant noodles and beer fell by 12.5% and 3.6% respectively in 2015, products such as pet food and yogurt — both of which are associated with millennials' quality-of-life aspirations — posted strong

  • LBO Focus: Japan’s Aging Population Burnishes Health Deals

    September 06, 2016 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Jim Verbeeten, a partner with Bain & Company's Tokyo office, said the Japanese government realizes the country lacks a sufficient capacity of nursing homes and senior-care facilities. For the past five years, the government has worked to incentivize the private sector to take on the task of

  • Private equity looks toward China

    August 29, 2016 | Private Equity | China Daily USA | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Greater China 2016 Private Equity Market Overview found that the greater China private equity (PE) market had a blockbuster year in 2015, driven by a surge in multibillion-dollar deals and growing opportunities in the digital/internet sector.