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Bunsho Kure


Leads Japan’s Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice and supports investment strategy development and portfolio company value-up with a focus on sustainability investment and portfolio decarbonization

Bunsho leads the firm’s Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice in Japan and serves private-equity funds and principal investors to support investment activities.

He has over 15 years of experience in the M&A field and has extensive knowledge and experience in corporate- and business-unit strategy development, cross-border M&A support—both buy side and sell side—and portfolio value up including organizational transformation.

Bunsho also leads our sustainability-investment work and helps clients make investments in the sustainability field and decarbonize their portfolio.

Examples of Bunsho’s recent client work include the following:

  • developing a Japanese principal investors’ global strategy on decarbonization and establishment of a joint venture
  • supporting a Japanese private equity’s funds and principal investor’s M&A capability building, which included investment theme development, target search and initial assessment, and outreach strategy
  • leading various business due-diligence projects with global and local private-equity funds, which covers a wide range of industries including automobiles, chemicals, consumer-packaged goods, energy, and food
  • leading the organizational transformations and decarbonization activity for private equity funds and a principal investor’s portfolio companies

Before joining the firm, Bunsho spent nine years with Mitsui & Co., where he led multiple mergers, acquisitions, and transactions in its energy-business unit.

Bunsho leads McKinsey Japan office’s Talent Attraction/ Recruiting team.

Published Work

Future of infrastructure investing in Japan,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

From principle to practice: Making stakeholder capitalism work,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Value creation management and transformation,” MARR Online, February 2021


Mitsui & Co.
Business development manager


Keio University
BA, law

Harvard Business School