I'm new to the forum. I'm Italia, 24, currently working, graduating in october and looking for a new job then.
I'm doubtful about trying IB or consulting... or maybe I won't get an offer from any of them :)
My question is: what about doing valuation and M&A at a consulting firm, rather than an IB? My first idea is that it would be cool since it would be easier to switch from only M&A to other consulting services than when you are in an IB. On the other hand, are these services valuable, do they do "serious" things, or they're nothing compared to the deals banks work on?
Another question related to the previous: when you think about consulting, you think about bcg, bain mckinsey, e&y. Then there is PWC,deloitte, kpmg, that are mainly auditors, but they do also some, right? What would you choose? Would it be better to work in the strategic field being at a consulting firm rather than in the valuation service, since it is not the core business, and you would always be in a kind of minor branch? For the same reasons, is it ok to do strategic consulting in deloitte, for example, while its main business is auditing?
Thank you for your answers and forgive me for the length of the post