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Vish Narayanan

PartnerNew York

Advises executives in the high-tech industry and private equity sponsors on investment strategy; including support on M&A, portfolio strategy, and growth acceleration topics

Vish is a leader in McKinsey’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice where he helps companies make investment and corporate strategy decisions. Vish works closely with software and IT-services clients to help proactively redirect their resources appropriately to fuel sustainable growth. Vish coleads McKinsey’s work at the intersection of software and private equity—where he serves a broad range of sponsors on buy-side, sell-side diligence as well as portfolio company transformations—and coleads McKinsey’s work at the intersection of software and M&A.

Recent examples of Vish’s work include the following:

  • leading several due diligence engagements across software domains including infrastructure software, corporate-functions software, healthcare software, and collaboration software
  • leading a major strategic growth effort at a large software company looking at a five-year business case for development of a new product as well as inorganic growth options
  • developing the corporate strategy and priority focus areas for a major software and tech-services company

Prior to joining McKinsey, Vish spent several years working at a major consulting and technology services company focused on digital strategy and application program management.

Published Work

Five considerations for software private equity in 2024,” McKinsey & Company, March 2024

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

Applied AI: Six growth considerations for private markets,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

Private equity turns to resiliency strategies for software investments,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Past Experience



NYU Stern School of Business
MBA, finance and strategy