PE recruiting from "non-target" groupsIB
I'm a first year analyst at a BB (think JPM/CS/Citi), but I'm not in an M&A or a Sponsors group. While it exports some modeling to M&A/LevFin, my group does most modeling in-house, so my modeling skills shoudn't be too bad. I know the analysts in M&A or Sponsors groups will definitely be contacted by head hunters, but how does it work for the other analysts in industry groups when trying to transition? Do head hunters also contact these analysts, or do they have to do more networking w/senior people and reaching out to alumni to transition into a PE shop? I'm not trying to do Megafund pre-MBA, but I would like to work at a solid MM PE firm.
Any insight would be great. Thanks guys!