Capabilities & Insights Analyst - M&A, Strategy & Corporate Finance
Waltham MA USA

Job Details

Updated on 2020-10-23 10:39:01

Capabilities & Insights Analyst - M&A, Strategy & Corporate Finance

  • Waltham


  • University degree from a reputable institution; advanced degree preferred 
  • Understanding and strong interest in corporate finance concepts, including M&A, JVs, integrations/value capture and divestitures topics
  • Willingness to quickly learn and disseminate detailed topical knowledge
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills; willingness to take ownership and self-manage
  • 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
  • Strong English language communication skills, particularly in written communications
  • Ability to multi-task and manage workload effectively under pressure 
  • 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 consistency where necessary

Who You'll Work With

You will work in our Massachusetts Client Capability Hub as part of the M&A service line, a joint venture between the Strategy & Corporate Finance and Organization practices.

McKinsey’s Global Client Capability Network is unique in the business world. Our global network has 1,800+ analysts and experts who work alongside our consultants and clients to generate distinctive insights and proprietary knowledge. 

The Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice advises clients on strategic and transaction-related issues, enhances their skills in the areas of corporate strategy and leadership, and continuously develops their expertise in the financial sector.

What You'll Do

You will support client teams, M&A-dedicated experts, and practice leadership through quantitative and qualitative M&A analysis, research, knowledge and practice management. 

In this role, you will also support clients directly, joining client engagements as an M&A knowledge professional either remotely or on-site.  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.  You will provide our consultants a vast array of firm knowledge, and to be point of contact for proprietary databases on an ongoing basis.  Your day-to-day tasks may include helping structure a client question, determining the sources of insight, analyzing data, and communicating findings.  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 proposal preparation, pipeline tracking, etc.

Additionally, you will help deliver impact through our assets, including SynergyLab (McKinsey’s proprietary approach to identifying deal-specific synergy estimates), the M&A Hub (McKinsey’s implementation engine for programmatic M&A), PeopleBase (data management tool to build employee baseline), and the Integration Digital Portal (the practice portal for latest materials and Client “MyIMO” tool) .

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.

Job Skill Group - N/A
Job Skill Code - CIAN - Capabilities and Insights Analyst
Function - Corporate Finance;Strategy
Industry - Financial Services
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Thu May 28 20:00:00 GMT 2020
LinkedIn Posting City - Waltham
LinkedIn Posting State/Province - Massachusetts 
LinkedIn Posting Country - United States
LinkedIn Job Title - Capabilities & Insights Analyst - M&A, Strategy & Corporate Finance
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Finance;Strategy / Planning
LinkedIn Industry - Financial Services;Management Consulting;Investment Banking
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Not Applicable
Capabilities & Insights Analyst - M&A, Strategy & Corporate Finance
Waltham MA USA