Junior Consultant - Private Equity

You will work individually and in teams to support our clients’ investment decisions in the due diligence process and other private equity/investor work.

  • Paris

Who You'll Work With

You will work in our office in Paris as part of our McKinsey’s Private Equity practice.

Our practice is the world’s leading advisor to the Private Equity and Principal Investing industry. This team works with investors of all types: PE firms, distressed debt/credit investors, hedge funds, real estate, and infrastructure firms, as well as the institutional investors these alternative investment managers serve, including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and endowments.

We serve these clients across the deal cycle, assisting with deal identification, due diligence, and portfolio company operational improvements, as well as on firm-level topics of strategy, governance, and operations. Our practice is deeply integrated into the global firm, serving investors in all geographies, including developed, developing, and “frontier” markets. The PE Analyst role is a unique opportunity for an early-career professional to gain significant exposure to the Private Equity industry (and to other types of investors more broadly) and to build a broad, deep skill set in financial and business analysis. 

What You'll Do

You will work individually and in teams to support our clients’ investment decisions in the due diligence process and other private equity/investor work.

You will have the opportunity to assess and identify market attractiveness, provide targeted information and specialized financial analysis on potential Acquisitions, prepare and deliver high-impact verbal and written communication of your synthesized findings.

You will work across other private equity/investor engagements, including support for portfolio companies, firm strategy/organization, market scans, etc., and you'll be a subject matter expert on topics related to our service to investors.  You'll be recognized as a valuable resource of experience, information and expertise both inside the firm and by our clients.

Additionally, you will enhance the practice’s current awareness of developments in the PE and institutional investor domain and develop new service offerings for both internal and external clients to help grow our practice. Once you are established, you will become a leader and a mentor to junior colleagues.

This role differs from McKinsey’s generalist Business Analyst role in its focus. This role focuses entirely on serving investor clients (though because our clients invest across sectors and types of companies, the role still offers exposure to a wide variety of sectors and functional levers). PE Analysts will be staffed full time to client engagements, with the majority of work in private equity due diligence. 


  • Undergraduate degree with demonstrated academic excellence 
  • Experience or strong interest in the investing industry
  • Superior quantitative and analytical reasoning skills 
  • Strong record of leadership in a work setting or extracurricular activities
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English
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Job Skill Group - CSS Pre-Associate
Job Skill Code - BA - Business Analyst
Function - Strategy & Corporate Finance
Industry - Financial Services;Private Equity & Principal Investors
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Thu Sep 23 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Paris
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - France
LinkedIn Job Title - Junior Consultant - Private Equity
LinkedIn Function - Consulting
LinkedIn Industry - Financial Services
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Entry level