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Gaurav Sharma

PartnerNew Jersey

Coleads our private-equity and technology services work in North America and serves the world’s leading investors on investment strategy, origination, transformations, M&A, carveouts, and exits; advises technology service groups on strategy and business building

Gaurav coleads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice in North America, serving the world’s leading investors on investment strategy, origination, portfolio value creation, and exits. Gaurav also leads our work for investments related with technology services as well as M&A and post-merger management globally. Gaurav’s current research focuses on capital-led value creation and returns maximization through M&A.

Examples of Gaurav’s recent work include the following:

  • developing investable themes for private equity and strategic clients in the technology services and business process outsourcing space
  • driving a post-merger management program—including value protection and synergy estimation—for a leading Indian IT services company
  • developing the strategic transformation and sales acceleration blueprint for a digital service company based in Silicon Valley
  • driving a comprehensive strategic and growth transformation program for a leading Indian IT services company

Gaurav joined McKinsey in New Delhi, where he was elected a partner. He has served clients across North America, Europe, Japan, and India. Prior to joining McKinsey, Gaurav worked as a consultant.

Published work

The potential of M&A in IT services: Three charts,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Private equity investments in tech services: Three considerations,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

A rolling disruption: COVID-19’s implications for private equity and portfolio companies,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

India’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery: The M&A imperative,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

How Indian private equity is coming of age,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018




IBS Hyderabad
MBA, finance

Maharishi Dayanand University
BEng, information technology