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Bain & Company Milan - Business Cases

Lorenzo

Hello Everybody. I am preparing an Interview at Bain&Co Milano. Does anyone know the style of thier Business cases, please? (From Milano would be perfect but from other offices as well)

Thank you very much

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Vlad replied on 04/05/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

First of all - almost all Bain cases are interviewee led. Thus you have to drive the case and you have to come to a certain number and the conclusion in the end.

It may seem to you that these 2 types of cases are different, however, the interviewer-led type is just a simplified version of the interviewee-led case. My advice is to prepare a lot in the interviewee-led format so that you could solve both easily.

Here is some information according to 100+ Bain cases my candidates had on the interviews. However it may be not representative geographically, but according to my experience:

Most common types of case:

  • Private equity (due diligence)
  • Synergies
  • Profitability + market sizing as a part of a case
  • Market Entry

Most common industries:

  • Retail
  • CPG
  • Airlines
  • HORECA - hotels, restaurants, coffeeshops, etc
  • Diamonds (Might be specific to the particular office)
  • Agriculture (No specifics, closer to CPG)

Best

Francesco replied on 04/05/2018
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Hi Lorenzo,

based on the feedback of the candidates I helped to land an offer from Bain in Milan, the vast majority of the cases are related to one of the following three categories:

  • M&A/PE
  • Profitability
  • Market sizing

It's very likely you will get a minimum of one case of this type. Please feel free to message me for more information.

Best,

Francesco

B replied on 04/05/2018
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Hey Lorenzo,

Bain in general apply interviewee led business cases. Besides, they do really love PE and M&A type of cases (when compared with McK or BCG that uses them much more rarely)

Hope this helps

Best

Bruno

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