Can you go from industry group "X" in IB to an Industry "Y" PE firm?

I'm talking about healthcare PE if that makes any difference. Do you have to be in a healthcare IB group to place into a HC-focused buyside firm? If you're in a decent non-HC industry group (Goldman TMT, C&R at BAML) can you tell headhunters that you're interested in a specific industry that's different from the one you're currently in? Or will they usually just ignore you and try to get you to interview for firms within your specific industry? Would you be better off going for a more general group like CS Sponsors or JPM M&A and then indicating your healthcare buyside industry interest?

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