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Capabilities & Insights Analyst - M&A Insights

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Capabilities & Insights Analyst - M&A Insights

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work as part of M&A Insights, a group of colleagues, capabilities and assets assembled to provide unparalleled insights and impact to our clients across the M&A. M&A Insights is part of McKinsey’s M&A service line, a joint venture between the Strategy & Corporate Finance and People & Organizational Performance practices. You will be based in our San Jose office.
The M&A service line helps our clients achieve superior results across buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, joint ventures, alliances and integration and separation architecture, planning and execution.
We bring our clients unrivaled transaction, integration and separation expertise, deep industry knowledge, a global network, and a focus on building institutional and executive M&A capabilities to strengthen M&A programs long term.

What You'll Do

You will support clients and client teams, M&A-dedicated experts, and practice leadership through quantitative and qualitative M&A analysis, research, knowledge and practice management.
You will be expected to handle short- and medium-term research requests related to M&A, joint ventures/alliances, divestitures, due diligence, privatizations, initial public offerings, and integrations; execute M&A target scans, company research and strategic, valuation and synergy assessments; provide our consultants the vast array of firm knowledge, and to be point of contact for proprietary databases on an ongoing basis.
Day-to-day tasks may include helping structure a client question, determining the sources of insight, analyzing data, and communicating findings. Further, you will assist clients in developing internal capabilities to better implement M&A strategies, execute transactions, integrate acquisitions, and separate divestitures as part of the service line’s Capability Building initiatives. You will also help develop new client opportunities, through the M&A Win Room, proposal preparation, pipeline tracking, etc.
You will help deliver impact through our assets, including SynergyLab (McKinsey’s proprietary approach to identifying deal-specific synergy estimates), the Deal Scan (McKinsey’s implementation engine for programmatic M&A), PeopleBase (Data management tool to build employee baseline), and the Integration Digital Portal (Practice portal for latest materials and Client “MyIMO” tool). Related responsibilities will include identifying product and offering needs and structuring the issues and problems with product teams to facilitate prioritization, development and implementation.
Over time, you will be expected to build a good understanding across M&A topics and develop areas of expertise. You’ll collaborate with the M&A knowledge team and practice leadership to build and share knowledge, best practices and new ideas (e.g., writing articles, updating playbooks, and supporting the Knowledge Review Board process). You will enable reach and relevance (e.g., supporting landmark client events such as Integration Leaders Forum, M&A conference), help develop internal learning curricula (e.g., Merger Management Foundations program), and maintain case libraries.
The M&A service line offers an excellent springboard for successful candidates to progress within the practice and firm into expert consulting, solution delivery, practice management and more.


  • University degree with an outstanding academic record; advanced degree a plus
  • 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • Understanding of and a strong interest in corporate finance concepts, including M&A, JV's, Integrations/Value capture and divestitures topics; willingness to quickly learn and disseminate detailed topical knowledge
  • Intellectual curiosity, self-motivation, and a willingness to take ownership and self-manage
  • High professional and ethical standards and respect for confidentiality
  • Proven problem-solving skills with ability to quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required; knowledge of analytical tools (e.g., Alteryx, Tableau, R, Python, SQL) is a plus but not required
  • Advanced English language communication skills, across all levels, particularly in written communications
  • Ability to multi-task and manage workload effectively under pressure
  • Strong service orientation
  • High energy 'can do' attitude and a proactive approach to practice and team support
  • Ability to strike a balance between being flexible enough to deal with a rapidly changing knowledge management environment and being firm about maintaining

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FOR NON-U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity employer. For additional details regarding our global EEO policy and diversity initiatives, please visit our McKinsey Careers and Diversity & Inclusion sites.

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