Publications

  • Video: You May Soon Have a Checking Account With Amazon

    March 31, 2018 | Banking | The Street | Media mention

    If Amazon moved into consumer banking, they would likely be the low cost alternative to consumer banks, given the company's track record of lowering costs for consumers. "The disruption is a big threat for the industry," said Gerard du Toit, a partner at Bain & Co., adding that banks are deciding

  • The Surprising Forces Driving Business Customers

    March 30, 2018 | LinkedIn

    Mastering the intangibles of a B2B customer’s total experience can be difficult, but the payoff is worth it.

  • Can Private Equity Beat Corporate Buyers at Their Own Game?

    March 29, 2018 | Forbes.com

    There’s no reason private equity shouldn’t claim a bigger share of the M&A market. Beating corporate rivals to the punch may be a powerful way to gain some ground.

  • Building a Digital Supply Chain Ready for the Future

    March 29, 2018 | Supply Chain 24/7

    Companies that integrate digital technologies into their supply chain can quickly improve service levels while cutting costs up to 30%.

  • Private Equity’s Rising Deal Values

    March 28, 2018 | The Business Times

    While funds have ample money to spend, they have too few attractive targets.

  • How Commercial Excellence Jump-Starts Growth in Private Equity

    March 28, 2018 | Bain Brief

    In 2014, Swedish private equity firm EQT turned its sights on Bureau van Dijk (BvD), a global information services provider headquartered in Amsterdam.

  • Early Move Into Behavioral Health Leads to 12-Times Return for Waud

    March 27, 2018 | Healthcare | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Private-equity firms have been flocking to behavioral health deals in recent years. The lower exit activity stems partly from the fact that the behavioral health industry overall is still early in its investment life cycle—meaning a lot of firms recently made investments that they likely will exit

  • It's a Seller's Market for Private Equity Funds

    March 26, 2018 | Forbes.com

    With public markets strong and asset valuations high, private equity funds took advantage of a seller’s market in 2017.

  • Toys ‘R’ Us, iHeartMedia Haunt Buyout Firms Sitting on Trillion-Dollar Cash Pile

    March 22, 2018 | Private Equity | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Private-equity firms are sitting on more than $1 trillion in uninvested capital, which they will need to spend if they want to earn the hefty fees they collect on investment gains. Their problem: The most efficient way to put the money to work is on big deals, but the raft of failures of precrisis

  • Where Electric Vehicles Reign Supreme

    March 22, 2018 | Automotive | US News | Media mention

    Drivers in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and – chief among them – Norway have become the world leaders in buying electric vehicles. "It's just cheaper to own an electric vehicle, and as a result you have seen demand rocket for electric vehicles," says Mark Gottfredson, a partner with Bain &