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Jan Krause

Senior PartnerCologne

Serves multinational corporations and investors extensively in the field of corporate strategy and related corporate-finance topics across industries

Jan leads our transaction work in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as part of McKinsey’s Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • carve-out and subsequent IPO of a large-scale Western European energy utility
  • end-to-end divestiture of a global high-tech corporation including strategic portfolio review, operational carve-out, and divestiture support
  • structuring the joint venture of a clean tech company and an advanced-industry conglomerate
  • performing market scans and due diligence, focusing on industry development, competitive positioning, and business models

Before joining McKinsey, Jan worked for four years as a lawyer in the M&A department of the international law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP. He joined McKinsey in 2007.

Published work

Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world: Overcoming talent gaps,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Achieving win-win spin-offs,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

What’s keeping you from divesting?,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Past Experience

Shearman & Sterling
M&A lawyer


University of Hamburg
PhD, law

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom