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Consultant - Private Equity & Principal Investors

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Seoul, South Korea
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Consultant - Private Equity & Principal Investors

Who You'll Work With

You'll work in our Seoul, Korea office as part of our Private Equity & Principal Investors (PEPI) team.
The Private Equity and Principal Investors team is the world’s leading adviser to the Private Equity and Principal Investing industry. In this role, you will work with investors of all types - PE firms, distressed debt/credit investors, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure firms as well as the institutional investors these alternative investment managers serve including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and endowments.
You will be part of a team that is deeply integrated in the global firm, serving investors in all geographies including developed, developing and “frontier” markets.
When you join McKinsey, you are joining a firm whose culture is distinctive and inclusive. We will accelerate your development as a leader to create positive, enduring change in the world.

What You'll Do

You will support client development efforts and investment decisions in the due diligence process as well as other private equity/investor work.
In this role, you will support teams with either market data about the PE space and/or support due diligence engagements across the spectrum of pre-DD, DD and post-deal management. You will frequently contribute to knowledge management and knowledge building efforts.
This role differs from McKinsey’s generalist role in that you will focus entirely on serving investor clients. Because our clients invest across various sectors and types of companies, you will have exposure to a wide variety of sectors and functional levers. You will focus mainly on Korea, yet have global exposure (cross geography and industry) and will have the opportunity to build deep functional capability around the private equity/principal investors industry and due diligence topics. You will also develop and institutionalize firm knowledge along the entire investment cycle, with a focus on the Asia and Korea PE industries.
Additionally, you will work with other McKinsey practices in Korea in an attempt to build deep relationships, understand the firm culture and gain important skills that can be applied for PE clients.


  • 2+ years of experience at a transaction advisory, private equity, securities, strategy consulting or research firm with exposure to private equity/due diligence process
  • Deep experience of PE firm investment, divestment and portfolio management activities
  • Understanding and network of contacts in the large cap and mid-market private equity industry
  • Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to structure a problem, disaggregate issues, identify root causes and recommend solutions
  • Excellent analytical and modeling skills including the ability to understand the relevant analysis required to prove a hypothesis and the ability to gather information around it
  • Excellent quantitative skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well in a team setting; responsive to feedback
  • Flexibility and an understanding of fluid, demanding and unstructured environments where priorities evolve constantly and methodologies are challenged regularly
  • Fluent in English and Korean (both written and verbal)
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Posted to LinkedIn Date - Wed Jan 17 00:00:00 GMT 2024
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LinkedIn Job Title - Consultant - Private Equity & Principal Investors
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