Have offers from, , and Terra Firma (UK private equity company) - all for London office.
Just wondering which do you think will be best for Silicon Valley VC?
Edit: Regardless of which offer I take I imagine I will have to do a MBA in the US before moving into VC.
Some pro/cons of each I have researched:
- Houlihan is headquartered in LA, and is pretty strong in CA. Have talked to one of the analysts and he hinted at possibility of moving to a CA office after a few years in London, but I'm not sure what the process is for this or how feasible it is.
- Jefferies' only real advantage I can see in their favour is that they do bigger deals than Houlihan, but correct me if I'm wrong, I dont think that really matters in terms of breaking into VC, and I imagine in VC since you work with early-stage companies it my be advantageous to work at a shop that does smaller deals?
- Terra Firma, private equity firm, ie. buy later-stage companies than you'd be looking at in VC. Work is the most similar to VC I figure, but the grad programme is 3 years long with 5 rotations of 6/7 months each in:
Investor Relations; Portfolio Business Finance; Portfolio Business Operations; CEO Rotation (ie. you spend 6/7 months as the CEO's PA); Deal Origination
What do you guys think I should go for to maximise my chances of breaking into VC?