Lateral move from MM to MF (London)
The title pretty much says it all. Currently at a MM firm looking to transition to an MF. Did a bit of everything (buyouts, growth, even distressed). Background is a little atypical: never did banking, did my MBA at an M7 and worked for a LMM firm pre-b-school.
Now I'm trying to figure out what chance, if any, I'd have at a lateral move to an MF. Particularly interested in the likes of Apollo (yes, I know, but my self-destructive tendencies aren't the ones debated here),, Permira, etc. I'm wondering how lateral processes work, if they're also HH dependent (and if so, how much), and how do interviews differ from typical recruiting and anything else that might be helpful.