All - I just received two offers from investment banks in a major city on the East Coast (think NY, DC, Boston). Both firms have great deal flow and comp from both of them is very competitive. The type of M&A advisory is very different though. One specializes in only buy-side M&A while the other firm does 80% sell-side M&A and capital raises, each within tech. Both are really good shops so I'm less worried about deal flow but what are the pro's and con's to type of M&A advisory? I'm thinking in terms of tangible skill sets gained, exit ops if I want to make a change, and type of meaningful work.
For context, I am lateraling from a sell-side boutique bank.