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Laurens Seghers

PartnerNew York

Serves private equity groups across the investment lifecycle on investment strategy, diligence, portfolio value creation, and exit readiness

Laurens is a leader in McKinsey’s Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice, based in New York. He advises private equity groups across the entire investment cycle with a focus on the industrials, materials, and technology sectors.

He is the global coleader of McKinsey’s chemicals and private equity joint venture. Previously, Laurens helped launch McKinsey's private equity exit support capability, supporting private equity portfolio companies in preparing for an upcoming sale.

Laurens started his career in McKinsey’s Brussels office.

Published Work

Preparing for private-equity exits in the COVID-19 era,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Private equity exits: Enabling the exit process to create significant value,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018


Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

KU Leuven
MS, applied economics