Pure AM vs. Pure Acquisitions vs. A little of bothPE
The consensus is that acquisitions, from a pay and exit op standpoint, is superior to.
Ceteris paribus, wouldn't the best be a little of both (more eat what you kill style)? What do you think would be a good mix?
70%/ 30% acquisitions sounds about right to me.
It seems most people exit to the VP/principal level at large (5B+) funds where they have the eat what you kill style shop rather than 100% splitting acquisitions and. Would the exit ops be superior and more diverse with experience on both sides? Can you really get a top acquisitions gig without proving yourself on the side at some point?