Consulting or Equity Research to move to Private Equity.

I am currently finishing my last year in college. I have an offer from a MM Investment Bank to go into equity research and also have an offer from Deloitte to start in consulting. I am considering which route would be best for career progression into private equity. Would appreciate some feedback.

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
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they are a prospect so they dont even have a job, there isnt any more insight there thats worth hearing

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ChimpyLawya

MM ER - more relevant experience

Absolutely not lmao.  Strategy consultant + finance modelling skills (which you'd need to study on your own) is a better fit for PE especially as you move beyond the associate stage.  Deloitte isn't MBB so that may limit the type of PE that will give you looks (ie MF) but that same dynamic applies to MM banks as well

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mbdtfkilla, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Transitioning from ER to PE is really difficult. If you want PE go consulting or try and lateral into an IB role. Check out the ER forum for more details. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
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Would think consulting is more relevant than ER.

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Han_Finance, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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