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  • Growing brands by understanding what Chinese shoppers really do

    July 18, 2013 | Consumer Products | Bain report

    Our 2013 analysis of how Chinese shoppers behave allowed us to confirm and refine our previous findings, and provided additional invaluable insights into how shoppers make purchases. These insights will be critical to marketers as they seek to grow their brands in a Chinese market characterized by

  • A new approach to M&A helps healthcare companies grow in Asia

    June 25, 2013 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    Winning healthcare companies are discovering a unique approach to inorganic growth that sets them up for success in Asia over the long haul. They use a portfolio management strategy that builds a combination of sustainable assets across countries, sectors and risk profiles, relying on an M&A

  • Infobesity: The enemy of good decisions

    June 11, 2013 | Bain Brief

    Companies have overindulged in information and are paying the price in poor performance. A decision-focused approach can stem the torrent of data and keep people focused on what matters most.

  • Investors remain eager to tap Southeast Asia's potential

    May 31, 2013 | Private Equity | Bain industry brief

    Despite high expectations for a breakout year in Southeast Asia, private equity deal value slid 16% in 2012. But given strong fundamentals and growing investor interest, we believe the region is still poised for a burst of PE activity.

  • Integrated planning: The key to upstream operational excellence

    May 29, 2013 | Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    Better activity planning may not be natural to oil and gas companies, but it’s essential to ensure safe, reliable and cost effective operations.

  • The renaissance in mergers and acquisitions: How to make your deals successful

    May 08, 2013 | Bain Brief

    Most top performers rely on M&A for a significant part of their growth. They know the right questions to ask about a prospective acquisition. They pursue both scope deals and scale deals, and they understand the risks and rewards associated with each. They develop a repeatable M&A

  • Future of the bank branch in Asia: Rewiring staff behavior for a more digital world

    March 18, 2013 | Financial Services | Bain industry brief

    Asian banks are seeking higher productivity from their staff in an increasingly digital world, and investing in behavioral science that makes it easy and fulfilling for staff to do the right things. These banks have begun to realize the benefits of an improved customer experience, greater employee

  • Future of the bank branch in Asia: Redesigning footprint and format

    March 18, 2013 | Financial Services | Bain industry brief

    Bank branches won’t disappear, but the branch network will need to evolve to meet the needs of a tech-savvy clientele. Banks will be compelled to invest only in the best locations, shutter poor ones and design new formats that can integrate seamlessly with mobile, online, call center and other

  • The renaissance in mergers and acquisitions: What to do with all that cash?

    March 13, 2013 | Bain Brief

    Abundant capital, strong balance sheets, low interest rates and eight great macro trends will combine to make M&A essential for profitable growth this decade.

  • Operational excellence: The imperative for oil and gas companies

    February 25, 2013 | Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    For oil and gas executives, the need for operational excellence (OE) has never been greater. Sustaining excellence in performance requires continuous improvement and focus—so the journey is never over. Leaders at every level of the organization must continue to demonstrate their commitment and