So my impression from reading a lot of posts on this forum is that the exit opps/prestige of elite boutiques (Moelis, Lazard, BX, Perella, etc.) is more or less on par with that of top BB groups (GS TMT, FIG, MS M&A, JPM Lev Fin, etc.), and arguably better than an average group at these BBs as far as PE exits go.
Can people who have worked in the industry or are in PE comment on this? There definitely seems to have been a shift towards boutiques at my target school, with places like Moelis and BX attracting a lot of the top students.