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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
May 2, 2021 - 2:10pm

Large Cap: Advent, Bain

Growth / Buyout (larger growth players that will compete in buyout processes): TA, Summit

UMM: Berkshire, TH Lee

MM: Audax, Charlesbank, Abry, Cove Hill, Parthenon

Growth: Great Hill, Spectrum Equity, Silversmith

Most of these funds are solid - it depends on what you are looking for.

  • VP in PE - Growth
May 2, 2021 - 2:28pm

This list is great, very accurate. Would add:

VC/Growth: General Catalyst, Battery and maybe Openview

And would add Providence Growth to the growth list above (they are based in Fenway now I believe)

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
May 2, 2021 - 5:41pm

Of the large cap / umm, who would you most recommend? Interested in buyout investing generally

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  • Associate 2 in PE - Growth
May 3, 2021 - 3:33pm

I would go TA or Advent over Bain/Berkshire. I think they are doing more interesting/modern deals vs traditional consumer&retail at Bain/Berkshire. Also look at Summit and Great Hill for consumer in Boston. Good track records in e-commerce 

  • VP in PE - Growth
May 3, 2021 - 8:52am

Eh they play a different game than the growth guys mentioned (smaller check sizes, smaller companies, smaller fund, etc.). They're more in-line with Openview and maybe Elephant VC not mentioned previously. Definitely would not put them in the same group as Silversmith, Great Hill, Spectrum, PSG. Not a value judgment at all (I think Volition is great), it's just they don't really compete for the same deals (maybe at the lower end of what some of those growth funds do) and as a job seeker, you wouldn't expect same team size, same comp, etc. as those other growth funds. 

  • Associate 2 in PE - Growth
May 3, 2021 - 3:32pm

A lot of strong funds in Boston. TA, Summit, PSG and Parthenon in particular have had great recent funds

Berkshire and Bain have struggled a bit (Bain for a while), but both are great places to work for your resume/training

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
May 3, 2021 - 3:35pm

I feel like if Bain had been struggling they wouldn't have just closed that huge fund oversubscribed...

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