Overview

Introduction

YCP Solidiance is an Asia-focused advisory firm whose expertise is concentrated on the automotive, automation, manufacturing, urbanization, transport, energy, heavy industries, technology and healthcare sectors. Their Asian market-entry and growth strategy services provide the required insights and the necessary roadmap to capture a profitable and sustainable market share in the region.

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

101-500 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Top Consulting Asia-Pacific


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions


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Major Office Locations

Tokyo


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Employment Contact

General Recruitment:

Firsthand Findings

A key differentiator of life at YCP Solidiance is that the firm comes with built-in exit opportunities thanks to its portfolio of companies—as such, it’s a place where consultants can learn the skills necessary to transition directly into management positions across a variety of industries, and have a great head start on getting noticed/selected for those roles.

On a day-to-day basis, the firm’s culture is set at an office level, rather than across the company, so experiences may vary depending on location. However, for those seeking opportunities with an Asia-founded and Asia-focused firm—particularly with a view to growing into leadership roles in industry—YCP Solidiance is a very strong choice.

About the Company

YCP Solidiance is an Asia-founded and -focused advisory firm with offices across 17 key markets of Asia Pacific, US, and Europe. The firm is part of YCP Group, a global advisory and principal investment company.

YCP Group started with YCP Japan, Inc., which was founded in 2011 to provide management resources (human resource and capital) to private equity funds and their portfolios in Japan. In 2013, they began expanding across Asia in response to the increasing demand for Asia business expansion and subsequently welcomed Solidiance Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. in 2018 to further diversify their clientele and team, reinforcing the Group’s presence in Asia. YCP Holdings (Global) Limited, was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2021.

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Employee Reviews


  • “Collegial culture. A small company is the best place to learn fast. Hands on to big responsibilities very early on (client facing, client management aspects). As a regular fish in a small pond, the success of the company is very reliant on your contribution, which is encouraging as you are not as disposable compared to when you're in big firms.”

  • “Fast growing, many opportunities to build a great a career - in consulting and in our portfolio companies (that the firm also owns).”

  • “If you want to work for a management consulting firm that will give you access to a wide range of learning opportunities that will enable to develop both soft and hard skills, then YCP Solidiance is the right choice.”

  • “There's a ceiling to your learning curve as you are mostly exposed to market research and competitive intelligence projects. Also limited prospect in terms of client base for the future (tech and banking). Mostly focused on natural resources and healthcare clients.”

  • “This is a firm for people who seek a CXO position in the future not to grow consultants. We deal with a wide variety of management issues of our clients from market demand, competition, strategy, operation, M&A, marketing, digital, etc. We also prepare a career for experienced staff to take management role of companies that we invest principally. We not only provide on-the-job ‘training’ to our employees through paid management service projects from the clients but also provide a career to pursue management role from our subsidiaries.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “Two to three rounds of interviews arranged by headhunters (major recruiting method).”

  • “We look for candidates with the right skillset but also the right attitude, to growth while respecting others, to be a team player while being willing to take up new challenges.”

  • “Given the flat organizational structure, interview processes are fairly fast. Given the range of sectors, clients and functions that we work across, a candidate's attitude can make a lot more difference even if they don't have the exact technical skills.”

  • “Interview was relatively pleasant, and feedback was quickly received. Overall, the company seeks highly structured people with strong conversational skills to accommodate market research and competitive intelligence projects which are its bread and butter.

  • “Our process is quick and transparent. We have our core talents being involved in recruiting interviews and case question reviews. We typically prefer to hire a full-time staff after having the candidates work as an intern or contract first to minimize the mismatch.”

  • “The company is able to maintain a lean and efficient process in terms of hiring and many of the hires have expressed appreciation for this. The company values attitude, aptitude and coachability over experience, and this has worked in terms of building effective consultants”

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