Publications

  • Les Baird: Developing a Merger Integration Thesis

    December 12, 2017 | Bain video

    Although companies can design a great deal thesis, they often fall short in executing the integration program.

  • The Deal Economy: David Harding on M&A Valuations

    November 30, 2017 | The Deal

    Bain's David Harding discusses how deal-making has changed in a low-interest-rate environment, as well as the effects of recent geopolitical uncertainty.

  • Culture Is an Overlooked But Important Part of Dealmaking

    November 30, 2017 | Mergers & Acquisitions | The Deal | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner Allison Snider presented at The Deal Economy Conference in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 30 on the importance of assessing cultural fit in M&A activity.

  • David Schottland: Portfolio Strategy for Chemical Companies

    November 22, 2017 | Bain video

    Chemical companies who are trying to put together a coherent portfolio should focus on strategy-sharing and volatility when making important portfolio decisions.

  • M&A Opportunities Abound—If Companies Lower Their Bar

    September 25, 2017 | CFO.com

    Consumer confidence is high. Equity values have been climbing for years, and the markets have seen a significant bump since the presidential election, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing 22% and the Nasdaq Composite 24% [as of Sept. 19]. And yet M&A activity appears stalled.

  • Don't Forget to Prune Your Portfolio

    September 25, 2017 | Business Times

    When done well, divestitures reduce complexity and provide fuel for the company to pump back into its core.

  • Should You Consider Divesting?

    August 26, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    When strategically selected to clean up a company's portfolio and designed to command an optimal price, divestitures can generate significant shareholder value and create a catalysing event for improving the remaining business.

  • How Media Companies Can Use M&A to Expand Multiples

    August 14, 2017 | Bain Brief

    While more companies are turning to M&A and reaping benefits, few have been able to expand multiples in the process. We offer three approaches that allow companies to use M&A as an opportunity to make fundamental changes that will help them expand multiples.

  • Jim Wininger: Everybody Wins in Divestitures

    July 28, 2017 | Bain video

    Jim Wininger, a partner in Bain's M&A practice, shares how a systematic and proactive approach to divesting helps companies outperform the market.

  • Unleashing Finance's Full Potential

    July 19, 2017 | Bain infographic

    INTERACTIVE FEATURE Plot Your Path to Financial Excellence Is your Finance organization world class? Answer these questions to assess how your company's financial performance matches up to its strategic goals.