Publications

  • Bain & Company’s Harris on the Impact of Demographics and Automation on Jobs

    April 30, 2018 | Macro Trends | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Karen Harris, Bain & Company Macro Trends Group managing director, discusses how demographics and automation has impacted the global workforce. She speaks with Anna Edwards and Matt Miller on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”

  • Peapod arms itself as grocery wars intensify

    April 27, 2018 | Retail | Crain's Chicago Business | Media mention

    As Amazon and Walmart push their way into consumers' online grocery carts, Peapod—the elder statesman of the industry—is fighting back. But it won't be easy to win long term. "E-commerce is exceptionally expensive and hard to make money on, especially as customer expectations have risen," says

  • How Amazon Can Disrupt the Healthcare Profit Pool

    April 27, 2018 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Nirad Jain, a partner with Bain & Company, discusses the ways Amazon can disrupt healthcare and looks at an increase in M&A across the industry. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak Americas."

  • Why data analytics initiatives still fail

    April 25, 2018 | Advanced Analytics | CIO | Media mention

    As companies seek to move beyond basic business intelligence to predictive and prescriptive analytics as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence, they need increasing levels of expertise on their data teams. "We’ve seen the growth in the demand for data engineer is about 2x the growth

  • Why Schwab’s CEO Bets You Won’t Be Trading Stocks on Amazon

    April 25, 2018 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain analysis suggests that by partnering with a bank and employing the same low-margin strategy it used to gain market share in e-commerce, Amazon could build financial relationships with 70 million customers.

  • Will Amazon Bend the Cost Curve for Health Care?

    April 25, 2018 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Nirad Jain, partner with Bain & Company, discusses Amazon's health care venture on Bloomberg Daybreak Americas.

  • What Automation Might Mean For The Shrinking Middle Class

    April 24, 2018 | Macro Trends | National Public Radio | Media mention

    A new report by Bain & Company says automation could displace 2.5 American million workers per year, or more than three times the rate between 1970 and 1990, when computers revolutionized the global economy. New jobs will replace many if not all of the old jobs lost to automation, but some

  • APAC healthcare deals in 2017 hit record highs, trend to continue in 2018: Bain report

    April 20, 2018 | Private Equity | The Deal | Media mention

    Amid a surge in healthcare deals globally last year including those backed by private equity, Asia Pacific’s disclosed deal value surged to $7.2 billion, with 61 deals in 2017 as compared to 52 in 2016, the highest level since 2001 and the momentum is expected to continue this year, according to

  • Bain & Co: APAC healthcare PE buyouts doubled in 2017

    April 19, 2018 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Healthcare-focused buyouts in the Asia Pacific region reached $7.2 billion in 2017, more than twice the level in 2016, as demographic and regulatory trends boosted deal activity in the sector. The number of deals also rose year-on-year, from 52 deals worth $3.2 billion in 2016 to 61 deals totaling

  • Providers dominated healthcare private equity deals in 2017

    April 18, 2018 | Private Equity | Modern Healthcare | Media mention

    The provider sector once again beat out its healthcare rivals when it came to global private equity buyouts last year, accounting for 45% of total deals or nearly $19 billion, according to a new report from Bain & Company.