Articles

  • M&A's crack Indonesia’s mature but hot markets

    September 08, 2014 | Jakarta Globe | Media mention

    During an interview with Jakarta Globe, Sebastien Lamy, a partner in Bain & Company Southeast Asia office, explains why corporate and financial investors are betting on Indonesia’s medium- to long-term fundamentals and investing through mergers and acquisitions to access the country’s markets.

  • Banks slow in going digital: report

    September 05, 2014 | The Business Times (Singapore) | Media mention

    Many banks, including Singapore's traditional retail lenders, are still slow in implementing digital services demanded by customers, even as competition from non-traditional banks is heating up, a Bain & Company report said.

  • Chinese medical demand fuels private hospital takeovers

    August 13, 2014 | Financial Times | Media mention

    "We are seeing a lot of interest in medtech and private hospitals but the challenge in China is that there are few large deal opportunities," says Vinit Bhatia, head of China private equity for Bain & Company.

  • Once ratified, new trade deal easing cross-border flow of goods could reduce world hunger

    August 06, 2014 | South China Morning Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence. Even cutting that figure in half would make a significant contribution to reducing world hunger.

  • Removing the Trade Obstacles

    August 05, 2014 | Jakarta Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence.

  • China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums

    July 29, 2014 | Reuters | Media mention

    "Last year, China's 1.15 billion yuan ($185.31 million) consumer goods market grew at 7.4 percent annually, half the rate of three years ago," according to a Bain & Company and Kantar World Panel report.

  • Embracing China's brave new pharmaceutical world

    July 22, 2014 | IN VIVO

    Already one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical markets, China has tremendous growth potential, but significant policy and market changes are rocking the basis of competition. The multinational pharmaceutical companies that succeed in China will be the ones that restructure their sales function,

  • Billions online

    July 22, 2014 | BRICS Business Magazine

    Each year delivers impressive e-commerce growth as China’s shoppers heartily embrace e-commerce. Online sales are expected to continue on their amazing trajectory, reaching 3.3 trillion yuan by 2015.

  • What it takes for grocers to grow with emerging Asia

    July 15, 2014 | Bangkok Post

    Despite dazzling macro trends, grocers in Asia need to make critical adjustments for retail success in emerging markets.

  • Removing Trade Obstacles That Promote Hunger

    July 14, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Currently 30% of food produced is lost or wasted between farm and fork, but The Trade Facilitation agreement could create faster customs procedures that will impact world hunger, environmental sustainability and economic development.