London M&A/Corporate Finance Landscape
So I've just qualifiedhere in London this past month. Started at the Big 4 but I'm at a smaller (but still somewhat large) firm now.
I always knew that I wanted to go into finance after I qualified, and now I'm gravitating towards M&A or perhapsif that's not possible straight away. I just wanted to know:
A. What the landscape is for recruitment right now. I know it's been a really rough year but what should I be expecting going into early 2024?
B. What can I do to maximise my chances of landing one of these roles at a boutique bank? I went to 2 semi- targets (St Andrews/UCL/Warwick/Durham) so university-wise I've still got a shot, even though I know that audit isn't the greatest background to have and that my back is up against the wall a little bit. Willing to grind hard to get this over the line , especially between now and the next busy season.
Would appreciate any and all information and/or advice. Thank you in advance.