• Chinese Private Equity Funds Are Taking on the World's Giants

    July 21, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    China's PE industry is expanding globally at an unprecedented pace, putting firms in competition with European and US counterparts like never before. "There's a lot of domestic capital available, obviously looking for a home, and that's fueling the emergence of these funds," said Michael Thorneman,

  • China's Consumer Boom Risks Slowing as Income Gains Moderate

    July 20, 2016 | Consumer Products | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Chinese consumers, whose spending helped underpin the first-half expansion this year, may not be able to deliver a repeat performance in the second as income growth slows. A gauge of sales growth for low-end consumer goods such as soft drinks and shampoo fell to a five-year low of 3.5 percent last

  • China biotech industry gets talent injection

    June 17, 2016 | Healthcare | FinanceAsia | Media mention

    China's pharmaceutical industry is trying to up its game by developing innovative new products rather than mass-producing cheap copycat drugs. According to Vikram Kapur, a partner with Bain & Company, its biopharma industry has already undergone significant change. "The sector historically used to

  • A Digital Prescription for the Pharma Industry

    June 09, 2016 | Pharma Executive

    The profound shift to electronic medical records and treatment protocols has pharmaceutical companies pouring money into digital tools and initiatives to keep up. But a significant portion of these investments are wasted.

  • China E-Commerce: A Bonanza for Brands

    April 19, 2016 | The Financial Times

    Every day an estimated 150,000 new Chinese shoppers join the ranks of the hundreds of millions in the country who have discovered e-commerce.

  • China's Family Businesses Sell Out to Private Equity

    April 14, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Chinese entrepreneurs facing the twin challenges of succession and a slowing economy are becoming more willing to cede majority ownership to buyout firms. Many small business owners have never had to deal with the need to cut costs or implement sweeping changes, said Weiwen Han, the co-leader of

  • The New Rules for Consumer Brands in Developing Asia

    March 28, 2016 | Consumer Products |

    The best consumer goods companies in emerging Asia are expanding across the region, using their low-cost positions and knowledge of local tastes to narrow the gap with Western multinationals and win in key categories.

  • The Economic Growth Trajectory of India and China

    March 22, 2016 | Strategy |

    Depending on which perspective you choose, the decades since 1978 have been either the best of times or the worst of times for India and China.

  • Chinese Companies, Eager to Buy Abroad, Sharpen Their M&A Skills

    February 09, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions |

    Armed with abundant capital, the government’s encouragement and a willingness to be global, Chinese companies are intensifying their efforts to acquire foreign companies and broadening their capabilities and portfolios to help them win at home and abroad.

  • A Path Forward For Retailers in China's Cooling Economy

    January 13, 2016 | Consumer Products |

    As the world’s hottest market cools to a slow simmer, should retailers scratch aggressive expansion plans for China and look elsewhere?