ECM at a no-name Boutique?

Recently got an offer to work at a boutique (no name) bank focusing primarily on ECM work. My ultimate goal is to lateral, ideally to M&A, From the people I've spoken to, they've said that this would be extremely difficult and I'm on the fence about accepting this offer since I haven't had any luck elsewhere. Thoughts?

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Nov 28, 2019 - 2:24am

Try and find an M&A group but if you can't, it's not the end of the world your offe is still IB and it's not impossible to lateral. Don't be put off by people telling you it's difficult, EVERYTHING is difficult, me struggling not to stick a fork in our company kitchen's toaster is difficult. Good luck!

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Nov 28, 2019 - 9:16am

Alright, fair enough. If I were to take this offer, how would I spin the ECM experience for another non ECM role? I'm hoping I'll be put on at least 1 M&A deal but looking at their past deals, I can't find a single M&A transaction so I'm not sure if that's even possible.

Nov 28, 2019 - 12:16pm

Try and network your ass off pretty sure once you're in the industry you will be able to leverage some contacts and people will be willing to help you out as long as you have been an excellent performer at your boutique as to how you will spin it, I have no idea, I guess it will depend on the deals and finding parts of them which would be somewhat relevant for M&A, you're gonna have to do your homework for that one

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Dec 3, 2019 - 6:53pm

Sure, in terms of lateraling, how would I spin my resume/experience from ECM to a non-ECM role?

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