This is my first post and I hope to get to know everyone soon. I'm currently a sophomore doing some research for SA recruiting next year. My end goal is to work at the best PE shop that my abilities can get me to. And long story short, Moelis made quite a buzz at my school this year taking the top student at my school for its LA office for SA. I've used the search function but most of the comments on Moelis have been for the firm overall with some criticism on its pace of growth. But what I want to know is how good the LA office is, in terms of deal flow and PE exits? As I understand it the LA office is still quite lean since they only took 5-6 new analysts a year. And I was wondering if the presence of its senior guys and the UBS legacy has any effects at all in placing analysts.
Finally, how does it compare to CS LA?