In an attempt to preserve anonymity, I was the coverage analyst for a mega cap deal that made headlines, etc. For some context, our M&A team was staffed to the brim, my coverage team was extremely thin.
I effectively crushed it, and the MD, who is also our global head, knows that and knows how I work. He's also the kind of guy who deeply values loyalty, although he mentioned he knows what it's like for analysts and understands why analysts rarely want to stay in the industry.
I have also dedicated all my time to the deal, and more or less stood by as recruiting went on, not to say that I'm a shoe in for KKR had I participated fully.
Given this information, what do you guys think about me approaching the MD, also our group head, and basically asking for introductions to the PE world, recommendations, etc?