I recently received an offer from the buyouts group of a noted growth equity fund (think GA, TA, TCV). I'm glad to have the opportunity. I've been looking for work for the past 2 months after the VC fund, where I was an analyst and later promoted to associate, shut down. The concern I have the role is that it is an analyst role not an associate role. While there is an opportunity to progress to associate after 2 years it's not automatic. I'm currently 3.5 years out of undergrad. The role is primarily sourcing, relationship building with banks, and running simulations with some execution on the deals I find.
I have three burning questions:
1) How does a downshift like this look to business school adcoms?
2) How will analyst level buyout experience position me in 2 years from now?
3) If I want to leave PE/VC all together and join a mature tech company in a PM or BD capacity, am I well positioned coming from growth PE (as opposed to VC)
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