• Private equity and investors: Where is this relationship going?

    May 02, 2013 | Private Equity |

    The harsher realities of raising new funds and the downward pressure on returns have given both general partners and limited partners powerful incentives to try new things. The search is bringing forth intriguing variations in the PE business model.

  • Private equity drills for growth in the energy sector

    April 25, 2013 | Private Equity |

    The global economy’s insatiable demand for energy in all its forms has made the energy sector a magnet for high-wattage private equity interest. Strong recent fund-raising activity by PE funds targeting the industry suggests that investments in the energy space will be plentiful over the coming

  • Top private equity funds mine past wins for lessons

    April 23, 2013 | Private Equity |

    By investigating past successes and failures, private equity firms can lay a strong foundation for future funds, investments and performance. A probing dissection of nearly 100 of its past deals helped one major global private equity firm define its deal “sweet spot” and mobilize its resources and

  • Private equity: Heading for the exits?

    April 18, 2013 | Private Equity |

    Private equity funds are feeling the heat to sell aging portfolio holdings and return capital to their limited partners. And they may soon get that opportunity amid unmistakable signs that exit opportunities finally appear to be moving into higher gear.

  • New private equity fund-raising is picking up—but so is the competition

    April 16, 2013 | Private Equity |

    There is a hint of something new and unfamiliar in the air on the fund-raising front this year. It’s a scent of optimism, and it’s coming from private equity limited partners that are giving off signals that they may be ready to increase new PE commitments enough to jolt fund-raising out of the

  • Mergers and acquisitions coming of age

    April 12, 2013 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bangkok Post

    M&A can deliver great value if well-conceived and properly executed. We've found that M&A winners build a capability for repeatable success that includes five elements.

  • Private equity is back in business

    April 04, 2013 | Private Equity |

    In the absence of a major economic shock, prospects are good that 2013 will be a better year for private equity than preceding ones.

  • Signs point to a private equity revival

    April 02, 2013 | Private Equity |

    As private equity enters 2013, the industry is poised to benefit from strengthening fundamentals. The clouds of uncertainty about the economic prospects for the key economies where PE is active have begun to lift. Continued record-low interest rates and creditors’ yearning for yield coming off a

  • Four traits of M&A success

    November 15, 2012 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Financial Review Capital Magazine

    Merger and acquisition activity across the Asia-Pacific region has staged a strong recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, buoyed by powerful economic growth, strong corporate profits and government deregulation. M&A winners share four traits, which separate the companies that profit from Asia's

  • Introducing the Bain Brand Accelerator in Asia

    June 15, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Even in Asia’s dynamic emerging markets, brands often find it more difficult than ever to outperform their competitors. Some companies are taking a new approach to revitalizing brands and bringing them to full potential.