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Most of the threads on this are pretty outdated; just wanted to hear what people's perspectives were on this group's culture, reputation, exit opps, etc. as compared to BB's like MS/GS

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Feb 5, 2011

I'm sure you'll have amazing exit opps. Check linkedin - their analysts place exceptionally well (majority to top PE firms like Bain Capital and top hedge funds)

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Jan 31, 2016


Feb 5, 2011

Interviewed with them recently. M&A and restructuring have amazing culture, honestly the nicest people I've ever met during this recruiting process. I'm planning to turn down all my other BB/elite boutiques interviews if I can get an offer. feel free to PM for details

The only two analysts I know there are going to top megafunds, so exit ops seem on par with GS/MS

Jan 31, 2016

London or NYC?

Jan 31, 2016


Feb 5, 2011

Like foiegras said, great culture. Top notch exit ops/prestige, took it over MS

Jan 31, 2016


I think the consensus is: top group with strong PE placement (I can confirm that people there get a lot of attention from headhunters and interview with all the megafunds), prestigious name, but deals are probably not as high profile as what you'd do at a BB. I hear hours/culture in NY are great, but not sure about the other offices.

Feb 7, 2011

Does anyone know what the SA->FT conversion rate is?

Jan 31, 2016

BX M&A places very well into large cap PE. Honestly, I bash on them a bit for no good reason because I got dinged there for SA recruiting, but I got to know a few guys there and they're a really good group. This is all hearsay, but BX M&A is supposed to have one of the best cultures on the street (lifestyle is supposedly not as good as Greenhill's but better than Evercore and Moelis).

Jan 31, 2016

phenomenal exit ops from what ive heard
also know for pretty good culture and obviously you will work hard...

Jan 31, 2016

I hear the same

Congrats if you got an offer!

Jan 31, 2016

As the three above have said, exit opps and culture are both great. Work is work, of course, but given that BX M&A is a relationship-driven group and has a very focused approach to advisory, in all likelihood you will get above average deal experience with a below average amount of pitching monotony.

Feb 8, 2011

Historically BX has taken 6 SAs, and almost all end up signing on FT. There are usually 8 or 9 FT analysts total

Feb 9, 2011

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