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Specialist - Private Equity and Principal Investors (PEPI)

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Tokyo, Japan · Osaka, Japan
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023

Specialist - Private Equity and Principal Investors (PEPI)

  • Osaka
  • Tokyo

Who You'll Work With

You will be based in our Osaka or Tokyo office in Japan as part of our Private Equity and Principal Investors (PE/PI) practice. You will be an integral part of a client service team that serves a cluster of PE/PI clients. You will work with analysts and engagement managers on project teams to drive client insights – including on due diligence, portfolio engagements and other client-based efforts.
You will join a firm that will challenge you and invest heavily in your professional development. You will have the opportunity to work on teams and help the best organizations in the world – across the private, public and social sectors – solve some of their most difficult problems.

What You'll Do

You will independently lead workstreams on our engagements and contribute to knowledge initiatives within Private Equity and Principal Investors practice.
In this role, you will have regional exposure (across geography, across industry) as well as the opportunity to build deep functional capability around due diligence and other topics related to investors. You will grow into an expert role, leading teams on client projects including due diligences. Your career growth from there on will be to an associate partner role which will involve playing a greater leadership role within the practice.
Client project work typically includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations for presentation to client management. From there, you will implement those recommendations with client team members. You will work across other private equity/investor engagements including portfolio companies, firm strategy/organization and market scans.


  • Bachelor’s degree with consistent outstanding academic record; advanced degree or MBA/master's degree in finance is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience at a transaction advisory, corporate M&A, private equity or strategy consulting firm with exposure to investors and market & business due diligence processes
  • Intimate understanding of the due diligence process having done at least a few diligences across various industries
  • Strong business sense and good understanding of investors’ transaction life cycle including market and business due diligence, and value creation planning
  • Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to disaggregate issues, identify root causes and recommend solutions
  • Excellent analytical skills; ability to understand the relevant analysis required to prove a hypothesis, gather information around it and make informed/logical assumptions where required
  • Strong financial modeling skills (e.g., industry/market sizing, growth driver analysis, company revenue model, etc.) for building and validating business projections
  • Ability to work with and coach effectively a diverse group of team members
  • Flexibility, patience and an understanding of fluid, demanding and unstructured environments where priorities evolve constantly and methodologies are challenged regularly; ability to work under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines
  • Fluency in English and Japanese
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - PS - Specialist
Function - Strategy & Corporate Finance
Industry - Private Equity & Principal Investors
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Wed Nov 10 00:00:00 GMT 2021
LinkedIn Posting City - Tokyo
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Japan
LinkedIn Job Title - Specialist - Private Equity and Principal Investors (PEPI)
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Finance;Strategy / Planning
LinkedIn Industry - Banking;Investment Banking;Investment Management
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Associate