Monkeys - My question is pretty simple, but a situation which does not seem to have many precedents (on LinkedIn or on this site): is it possible to go back to banking after leaving IB for a PE gig in order to help "move upstream"?
Background - spent a year at a "2nd tier" EB (Greenhill, Centerview, HL). Moved to an industry focused LMM PE firm as an analyst for a two year program. Have realized that recruiting to UMM / MF PE firms would be nearly impossible from here, but that is ultimately what I want to do. Thus my question is simple - would lateraling to an IB group that is known for sending analysts to MF's / UMM's be possible? Thinking BAML M&A/FSG ideally (although no connections to the group yet). Would I be able to recruit out after a year? I would ask to be considered for analyst roles as obviously the associate pigeon hole can be problematic.
Also - would these top IB groups even see me as an attractive candidate given my situation? I will have stellar reviews when my time here comes up this summer and 3 closed deals.
Please let me know your thoughts / what other approaches there may be. Thank you!!