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From Brainchild to Big Three: Bain & Company

From Brainchild to Big Three: Bain & Company

The brainchild of American entrepreneur William Worthington Bain Jr., Bain & Company grew from a one-location investment firm to one of the Big Three management consultancies in under 30 years. Formed in 1970, it had 700 staff and annual revenues of over USD 220m near the turn of the millennium.

Today, the company supports global leaders across varying industries with strategy, marketing, operations, information technology, digital transformation, mergers and acquisitions and much more.

With a customer base that includes over 60% of the Global 500 and private funds representing 75% of global equity, Bain & Company is a trusted authority on the world stage. Its 15,000 employees in 64 offices across 39 countries work as a team to help its international clients thrive.

Here in the UAE, the firm’s Dubai office is the largest in the Middle East and serves as its regional hub for consulting services.

Bain & Company also prides itself on being as committed to its people as it is to its clients, and as such it regularly receives workplace awards. Most notably, it was recognised in Fortune’s Top 100 Places to Work. The company was also named one of Fortune’s Best Places to Work for Women and was featured in Mogul’s Top 100 Workplaces for Diverse Representation 2021.

To say Bain & Company transformed the management consultancy industry is an understatement. The company has developed time-tested strategies to deliver results – not just reports – to its clients. And its pioneering “tied economics” client arrangements allow the company to better align financial incentives and deliver game-changing outcomes.

Needless to say, this approach delivers results in all areas, with Bain & Company reporting annual revenues of almost USD 6bn.

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