I'd like to get some input from some of the more experienced guys out there - especially if anyone has made the move from PE "back" to IB.
I've been at a fully-invested PE firm for the last couple years out of an MFin and after 3 years in Asset Management, primarily working on fundraising and with minimal investment duties (sourcing, modeling, etc). I've been told that there will be cutbacks on the deal teams but I could stay on in a client-facing IR role. I'd like to move into a HF, but since I don't have that typical base "banking training program", I'm considering moving into M&A. I'm planning on targeting Associate roles, but since these typically recruit MBA's out of school a year in advance, I'm also considering a lateral hire as an Analyst.
Would be interested to hear from anyone in a similar situation or thoughts on the move the other way at this level.