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  • Synergies are often overestimated

    November 20, 2014 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Press release

    The open secret about M&A is that most deals fail to generate the synergies companies expect when they announce a merger. In a Bain & Company survey of 352 global executives, overestimating synergies was the second most common reason for disappointing deal outcomes.

  • Bain corporate banking index

    November 12, 2014 | Banking | Press release

    The situation in corporate banking in Germany has normalized: Earnings in corporate banking increased by four per cent in the first half-year 2014, this according to the Bain Corporate Banking Index. Profitability of the corporate client business increases by 25 per cent.

  • Building a world-class procurement organization

    November 11, 2014 | Industrial Goods and Services | Press release

    Procurement is often the biggest cost item, in some industries accounting for as much as 80% of total costs. And it is often one of the first areas companies target when they want to generate cost savings—with good reason.

  • Banks close to further profound structural change

    October 21, 2014 | Banking | Press release

    Germany's banks are in the midst of a structural change, which is comparable to the break of the steel industry in the last century.

  • The USA is reindustrializing – and Germany will profit

    October 16, 2014 | Industrial Goods and Services | Press release

    No other OECD country is set to profit more from the renaissance of manufacturing in the USA than Germany, this according to the new Bain study "Go West! How companies can profit from the reindustrialization of the USA".

  • Big Data will revolutionize the automotive industry

    October 07, 2014 | Automotive | Press release

    In a few years’ time, connected cars that are able to send, receive and process data will be the rule and no longer the exception. In its new study the international management consulting firm Bain & Company unveils the first steps towards the digital car world.

  • Bain & Company strengthens TMT practice

    September 18, 2014 | Press release

    The international management consulting firm Bain & Company strengthens its Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) practice. The new partner Christopher Schorling will be based in Frankfurt and has substantial experience in strategy development, transformations, product development and

  • Insurance report 2014: Competent and regular interaction proves to be a key factor in customer loyalty

    September 16, 2014 | Insurance | Press release

    Regular and efficient contacts promote customer loyalty more effectively than anything else. A Survey among 10,000 Germans reveals deficits among many insurance companies: In Germany satisfied and unsatisfied customers just about hold the balance in non-life insurance while the number of critics is

  • Insurance report 2014: The future belongs to the hybrid customers

    September 09, 2014 | Insurance | Press release

    Regular and efficient contacts promote customer loyalty more effectively than anything else. A Survey among 10,000 Germans reveals deficits among many insurance companies: In Germany satisfied and unsatisfied customers just about hold the balance in non-life insurance while the number of critics is

  • Enabling trade: From Valuation to Action

    August 26, 2014 | Strategy | Press release

    Reducing even a restricted set of supply chain barriers halfway to global best practice would yield a nearly 5% increase in GDP, or six times the benefit of removing all remaining tariffs, this according to the World Economic Forum's "Enabling Trade" report, produced with the support of the World