1 year in post-MBA banking and no M&A deals closed - wait more to recruit CorpDev?

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It's been a year at the desk and I haven't closed a single M&A deal. Been on a couple of buysides that came close (final round in one for $1bn, finished diligence in another which was a negotiated sale of $10bn)

Should I even bother starting to recruit for CorpDev? I can't really talk specifics about these transactions for obvious reasons so can't say all that much in interviews