Articles

  • A bitter pill as China crackdowns squeeze pharma margins

    May 25, 2014 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare | Reuters | Media mention

    Phil Leung, a partner and the head of China's Healthcare practice at Bain & Company gives insight into current merger and acquisition trends in China's healthcare industry. Leung notes that M&A activity in 2014 has been much higher than in 2013.

  • Venture capital in S’pore yet to see ‘great enough returns'

    May 24, 2014 | The Business Times (Singapore) | Media mention

    Singapore, unlike Silicon Valley, has yet to enjoy excess liquidity or idle venture funds in its startup ecosystem, mostly because venture capital here has not delivered "great enough returns" to attract immense funding, according to Suvir Varma, leader of the Asia Pacific private equity practice

  • S'pore is SEA's most active private equity market in 2013

    May 21, 2014 | The Business Times (Singapore) | Media mention

    Singapore has emerged as the most active private equity market in Southeast Asia in 2013, led by a boom in Internet-related, healthcare and services deals, a Bain & Company report revealed.

  • Business customer loyalty a "tough nut to crack"

    May 05, 2014 | Shanghai Daily

    Passionate customers who love doing business with you: Imagine what it could mean for your B2B company.

  • Competing in China with "good enough" products

    April 30, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Having substantially closed the quality gap with well-designed, low-cost products that are "good enough" to appeal to a growing number of customers in China's burgeoning middle market, local rivals of larger producers are scooping up market share and enticing even high-end customers to trade down

  • What does fourth-generation procurement look like?

    April 24, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Bangkok Post

    As we mentioned in the first column of this two-part series, our candid interviews with 60 executives throughout Asia-Pacific helped us see where they feel they are lagging in procurement capabilities at a time when such mounting pressures as cost volatility make it more important than ever to

  • What it takes for grocers to grow with emerging Asia

    April 23, 2014 | Retail | Jakarta Post

    These would seem like the best of times for the grocery business in emerging Asia. But if the growth is strong and prospects are bright, why do some companies pull ahead while others follow distantly or fail?

  • How Chinese private equity is struggling: charts

    April 22, 2014 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    Private equity is a struggling industry in China according to a report published by Bain & Company. Investors have had trouble with finding adequate investment opportunities which leaves them with a surplus of over $65 billion in cash.

  • Private equity investment expected to rebound

    April 10, 2014 | Private Equity | ShanghaiDaily | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Private Equity Report showed that investments in China are expected to grow in 2014 by as much as 25%. Although investment values decreased in 2013, investors are confident that "private equity in China is poised for growth this year," said Michael Thorneman, a partner at Bain.

  • Chinese PE investment expected to surge

    April 10, 2014 | Private Equity | China Daily | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Private Equity Report showed that although 2013 was not a good year for investments, 2013 ended on a high note and investors believe that the momentum will continue into 2014.