Evaluating Corporate Development Roles

I'm currently trying to evaluate two corporate development roles (~associate level) and wanted to get people's take on long-term career prospects at both:

Offer 1: F500 Big Tech - seems to be quite acquisitive, the team is relatively small (3), and currently being built out (5-7). They have divested a few non-core assets after COVID and appear to be looking at the next stage of growth.

Offer 2: PE-backed software company in high growth mode. M&A appears to be a big part of their strategy (5 deals last year) and the team (3 total) seems to think an exit will happen in ~5 years.

The Big Tech offer is materially higher on the face of it, but I'd imagine there is potentially more upside/room to make an impact down the road if the PE-backed company IPO's.

What do you guys think the pros and cons are of each?

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