Private Equity remains the single most popular career destination for Firmsconsulting alumni who join McKinsey, BCG and Bain. In fact, a substantial proportion of our clients intend using McKinsey as a springboard to a private equity career since they cannot directly make the transition without the consulting experience.
However, a strategy consulting background is not enough. Most do not make the transition.
In the last year, we have helped several clients move from McKinsey, BCG and Bain into PE, and are currently helping a substantially higher percentage than normal. Given the enormous success of TCO and given the popularity of this career option, we will be creating a TCO Spin-Off to help consultants transition into private equity. If you are interested in becoming a participant of this program, please read below and feel free to apply.
The most important thing to remember is that, like TCO, we are looking for applicants who want to join the very best, most elite PE firms. If you intend on applying to a boutique PE firm as a stepping stone to a major firm in a few years, this is not the program for you. We want to work with the best applicants who want to work for the very best firms.
Note, applying here does not mean you are simultaneously applying to TCO III. Though the format of the programs are the same, their objectives, contents and technical skills are very different. TCO III is a separate program, with a different application process, intended for applicants pursuing a consulting career at McKinsey, Bain, BCG or Roland Berger.
The PE program is for those already at a consulting firm looking to move into PE.
Application Requirements: If you would like to make the transition from McKinsey, Bain, BCG or Roland Berger to PE, this is what you need to do. On a case-by-case basis we will consider applications from outside these firms:
There is an application cut-off. As soon as we find the candidates we will accept into the program, we cut-off applications. That could happen in a day, week or a month.
Are you eligible to enter?
A couple of other things to note:
If you have questions or comments, please do so in the comments below. It is difficult to respond to the many individual questions emailed in. To submit an application, please do so by emailing your full application package to [email protected]