PE H1B visa/ GC/ transition to PE in the US? Help!
Hi, I'm an Investment Manager at the UK Mid-market private equity fund in London focusing on tech investments. I have almost 5 years of professional work experience (1.5 in banking and 3.5 in PE). I gained a great deal experience at my current shop: worked on 5 completeddeals, a very successful exit, bolt-ons and also have a board observer right at one of my portfolio companies. How realistic is it to transition/ get a job/ sponsorship to move to PE in the US? Ideally, I would like to work for the likes of , Vista, PSG, ., but wouldn't mind considering a more regional MM if they could sponsor. I have a European passport and have been living in London for the past 8 years (graduated from school in London and also did 1-year international exchange in the US). I'm considering MBA in the US, but is it really essential given I'm already in the industry and probably by the time of my MBA I'll have 5 years in PE? I have been applying for the diversity green card lottery for the past 5 years, but with no luck so far.
Any advice would be appreciated. Please let me know any firms that sponsor as well as any buy-side recruiters that could provide some insight. For context, I'm a 27 years old female.