What Age for PE?

Always wondered this, is it better to move from IB to PE at 24, or to move internally till you get poached as a MD from a PE Firm to go run it as a managing partner?

I just never understood the point of being an associate if chances are slim to move to partnership within the same PE Fund.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
1y 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-12/apollo-hires-legendary-banker-bill-lewis-to-boost-its-top-ranks

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
1y 

Exactly. Why move to PE as an associate when you can just spend 4 decades in IB and become a legendary banker before making the move 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
1y 

He's 65 years old, do you even read articles or do you stick to the headlines?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
1y 

What does his age have to do with anything?? I sent the article because it was the most recent it literally happened in october. Any person with a small brain can Google private equity firm poached MD and many articles come up. Get off this forum if you have no value to add. 

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  • Associate 2 in IB - Cov
1y 

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