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  • What Chinese shoppers really do but will never tell you

    July 12, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain report

    Bain & Company partnered with Kantar Worldpanel to study the shopping habits of 40,000 Chinese households. Our study helped us gain invaluable insights into how shoppers make purchases in 26 important consumer goods categories.

  • Will 2012 herald the arrival of Southeast Asia’s long-awaited PE breakthrough?

    May 08, 2012 | Private Equity | Bain industry brief

    As our survey results reveal, discriminating investors recognize that, as more and more money pours into the region and drives up valuations, they can no longer count on how they structure a deal to reliably generate market-beating returns. Tomorrow’s winners will be those that are best able to

  • How shale tilts the scale

    April 16, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    In relatively short order, the proliferation of unconventional gas has altered the North American energy landscape. Now, coupled with substantial major new gas discoveries elsewhere, it is shifting energy dynamics across the globe. As in all turbulent markets, there will be winners and losers, but

  • The social and economic impact of private equity in China

    April 04, 2012 | Private Equity | Bain report

    Over the past decade, the venture capital and private equity (PE) industry in China has grown in stature and influence, serving as a driving force for economic growth, job creation, innovation and entrepreneurial success. China now is one of the leading destinations for PE capital amid continued

  • Asia discovers its M&A potential

    March 08, 2012 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    M&A deals are on the rise in Asia-Pacific, but with risks inherent in any deal, companies are looking for ways to boost their chances of success. They can learn from M&A leaders

  • China e-commerce: Heading toward RMB 1.5 trillion

    February 27, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    China holds the potential to become the biggest market for virtually everything, and e-commerce is no exception. E-commerce is surging, opening up opportunities for companies if they pay close attention to the quickly evolving marketplace. How big is the opportunity?

  • Perfecting sales execution

    October 06, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Most companies treat sales like an art, but they are discovering that the sales process needs to become more of a science. A Bain & Company survey found that 90% of consumer products CEOs ranked sales execution among their top priorities, but fewer than half felt their salesforces were operating at

  • Why supply chains matter more than ever for technology companies

    October 03, 2011 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    An in-depth Bain analysis of the supply chains at six leading technology companies found a wide disparity in both the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and identified the three most important areas for improvement.

  • The Great Eight: Trillion-Dollar Growth Trends to 2020

    September 09, 2011 | Bain Brief

    Eight trillion-dollar macro trends are at work in the global economy. The pursuit by businesses and governments of the macro trends’ growth potential will touch many corners of the globe.

  • Using employee segmentation to bring out the best in your workforce

    August 12, 2011 | Performance Improvement | Bain capability brief

    By grouping employees according to their needs, some companies have begun to tailor everything from terms of employment to incentives for different segments. They’re improving financial performance, customer service and employee satisfaction—and reducing costs.