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Ole Christian Skjaker


Trusted expert in M&A, value-creation capturing, and corporate transformations; advises principal investors, private-equity owners and corporates on ownership strategy, transactions, and corporate restructuring

Ole Christian is a partner in McKinsey’s Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice and leads the practice in Norway.

With over 20 years of experience from M&A and transformations in a variety of industries, Ole Christian has extensive knowledge in supporting principal investors and corporations in acquiring, transforming, and divesting businesses.

His main body of work includes the following:

  • buy-side and sell-side transaction processes as an advisor for private equity, as well as corporate entities, where he is among our most experienced commercial due diligence experts
  • transformational value creation programs for portfolio companies and corporations, including add-on acquisitions, organizing for growth, digitization, and working capital optimization from acquisition to exit
  • post-merger integration programs across geographies and sectors
  • splits or carve-outs of noncore business units from private-equity portfolio companies to maximize value creation
  • financially distressed situations where he simplifies and prioritizes options for decision makers when faced by difficult and time-pressed choices

Ole Christian is passionate about principal investing as an important lever to create continued economic prosperity for countries transitioning away from a resource-intensive economy. He advises private-equity funds on strategies to benefit from the tailwinds of these transitions.

Finally, Ole Christian has a keen interest in consumer goods and retail where he supports clients along the food and apparel-company supply chains.


Norwegian School of Management (BI)
Master of Management (Siv.øk with specialization in finance)

Harvard Business School
Executive education, Turnaround management strategies