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Clay Bischoff

Clay Bischoff


Works with clients in Private Equity and Life Sciences practices, serving investors and companies on transactions, growth strategy, commercial excellence and performance transformations

Clay brings nearly 20 years of experience in corporate finance and investing, advising clients on their investment theses and leading complex due-diligence efforts. In addition, Clay works closely with executives in the life sciences sector to develop their growth strategies and drive their value creation agendas.

Clay is also a leader in McKinsey’s Life Sciences Practice, working with companies on a range of growth and value creation initiatives, including omnichannel transformation and corporate strategy. He has served a range of clients from medical device manufacturers to innovative biopharma companies and service providers through contract manufacturing and research organizations.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • advising a large private equity company on its investment thesis in healthcare and leading subsequent due diligences on several potential targets across the market landscape
  • supporting a global medical device company on the due diligence and postmerger integration of its largest acquisition to date, supporting all business units, functions, and regions on implementation
  • advising a global pharmaceutical company on its omnichannel strategy, deploying advanced analytics to improve commercial effectiveness
  • leading strategy development and go-to-market model design for a high-growth pharmaceutical services provider

In addition to his work at McKinsey, Clay is a competitive sailor. He has won multiple world championships in the Etchells and team-racing disciplines and was a 2007 nominee for the US Sailing Yachtsman of the Year.

Published work

A force for good: Japan’s private equity opportunity,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

How Japan’s medtech leaders can use M&A to create a competitive advantage,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

The next act in healthcare private equity,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016

Past experience

American Capital Management
Senior associate, private equity

Raymond James & Associates
Analyst, investment banking


Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Harvard College, Harvard University
BA, economics