2021- Associate, Private Equity/Merger & Acquisition Practice

Full-timeAmericasArlington, VA, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Southfield, Toronto, Washington DC

Job Description

Private Equity/Merger & Acquisition Practice Associate

Who are we 

As a global consulting partnership in more than 40 countries, our people make us who we are. We’re individuals with different passions and strengths who take as much joy in the work we do as from those we work with. Over the years we’ve fostered a culture in which we are united by shared values—passion, solidarity, generosity, curiosity and boldness—and these come alive in the work we do and how we do it.   

Together, we know our people are our difference—for our clients, our colleagues, and our communities.  That’s why we take pride in being individual and inclusive and create a place where everyone can bring their full self to work. 

Kearney helps clients use mergers and acquisitions as a catalyst for driving transformation across their business. Additionally, we work collaboratively with private equity firms through the entire investment process Our consultants work throughout the entire end to end M&A cycle:  deal strategy and screening support, diligence (such as commercial operational and back office), preclose, day 1 and post close planning and execution, divestitures (from TSA creation through the entire carve out process.) You will gain exposure to the largest deals in the industry while working alongside a range of clients from the biggest mega-funds to niche PE investors looking to grow nascent companies  Our dedicated global team of industry experts has unparalleled depth of knowledge, experience, and a deep understanding of operational processes.

Make your mark as an Associate in our Private Equity/Merger & Acquisition (PEMA) Practice at Kearney

Are you ready to:

  • Work alongside a dedicated and diverse set of people to offer honest advice and practical guidance to our clients? 
  • Learn and grow by taking advantage of every opportunity available to you? 
  • Join a company which prides itself on its shared values and inclusive culture?  
  • Be the difference and make it happen? 

If so, we are ready to help you: 

Discover. Collaborating with our clients across a range of industries and service practices, our people are always learning.  At Kearney, you will broaden your knowledge and experience across a breadth of areas, no matter your role.  Being rooted in expertise, we know our people deserve opportunities to go places and further their exposure to the business world.  

Grow. We believe in the power of apprenticeship. At Kearney, you work alongside colleagues who help you be the best you can be.  Through both, our structured programs and apprenticeship model, you will continue to learn and develop every day.  After all, we are here to help you not just perform, but to thrive in your career.  

Be yourself. At Kearney, we give you the freedom to contribute creatively while you also pursue your dreams. We want you to bring your whole self to work and to find joy in what you do.  That’s why we support our people when they want to let their uniqueness show and offer personalized opportunities including tuition support, flexible work programs, and externships. 


Who you are
If you’re reading this, you’re smart enough to already know what we’re looking for. Insightful, yes. Inquisitive, naturally. Collaborative, of course. But we’re also looking for problem-solvers who think further than that, who don’t accept the first thing in front of them, and who are always unapologetically themselves. 

This business is fundamentally about making connections—between facts, figures, insights, strategies, tools, technologies and above all, people. That’s why we expect you to be:

  • Be analytically inclined and love solving problems
  • Ready to share your ideas and opinions as soon as you join a team
  • Experience in your chosen field 
  • In your final year of an MBA program or hold an MBA degree
    • Alternatively, have (or are completing) an advanced professional degree such as a JD, PhD, MD or Post Doc.

In addition, the PEMA practice is seeking talented individuals who have any of the following:

  • Two to eight years of functional experience in corporate development, corporate strategy manufacturing, or supply chain (or similar)
  • Experience with performing diligence (Commercial, Operational, back office) and / or merger integration preferred 
  • Experience in one or more of these priority industries:
    • Private Equity
    • Investment Banking
    • Consumer and Retail 
    • Communication, Media & Technology
    • Financial Services

Apply now!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates will receive an email if they meet the hiring criteria.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
Kearney prides itself on providing a culture that allows employees to bring their best selves to work every day. Our people can feel comfortable, confident, and joyful to do great things for our firm, our colleagues, and our clients. That’s why, Kearney is committed to building a diverse, unbiased and inclusive workforce. 

Kearney is an equal opportunity employer; we recruit, hire, train, promote, develop, and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, genetic information or any other differences consistent with applicable laws. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for disabilities, or religious beliefs and practices. Members of communities historically underrepresented in consulting are encouraged to apply.

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