I know most people exit to PE/HF (coming from my firm) and maybe 1-2 in each analyst class exit to corporate development. I myself also plan on exiting to PE but I've always been curious about corporate dev
I know the positive to corporate development is actually getting your life back but it seems like everything else is sort of subpar. Pay sucks, work is ok but working for a company that isn't an actual financial firm becomes tedious even working for F100 companies, exit opportunity or career advancement seems murkier. So those that exited to corp dev from BB/EBs do you actually enjoy the work?
And if you actually do enjoy your work what are sort of the opportunities 2-5 years down the road?