Lateral Offer HELP: Help Me Decide Where to go


I have received lateral offers / currently in the recruiting pipeline for the below firms. Assuming I convert the remaining two, would appreciate any insight into how you would rank them if my priorities are exit opps and deal flow. I am pretty industry/geography agnostic and don't plan to stay in banking long-term. Really looking to pick a group that will maximize my exit opps by giving me the best transactional experience I can get. Any help/color is appreciated. Thank you. 

Have verbal offers:

Still in the recruiting process (hard to say prob of success, anywhere from 30-50%): 

  • MS Tech (Menlo Park)

  • MS Industrials / Sponsors (SF)

  • CS Industrials (NY)

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Apr 21, 2021 - 1:29am

MS Tech if you get it for sure, otherwise JPM Tech is very good. Don't know too much about UBS TMT. Would immediately cut GS Cross Markets unless you abruptly decide you absolutely NEED to be in NY, but otherwise axe em. This group is fine but it absolutely =/= normal GS groups.

Apr 21, 2021 - 1:21pm

Honestly don't know enough and don't want to guess and give you bad info. Btw, congrats on these offers. This is a great problem to have!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 24, 2021 - 6:01pm

With the three offers, go with JPM. UBS TMT (especially SF Tech) has been losing a lot of bodies. Dont get me wrong - the group is very strong compared to rest of UBS and primarily does sponsor sell-sides, but I think also because of that, analysts are able to leverage good transaction exposure and jump to more prestigious tech groups.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 12:29am

Thank you - any insight into why MS SF will be better than JPM tech. Would appreciate any insight you have into deal flow, exit opps, lifestyle, etc.

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