IB to GE Capital, good Pre-MBA for PE post MBA?

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After an IB analyst stint, is GE Capital a decent place to land for a few pre-mba years if PE is the goal after MBA?

The role at GE Capital is underwriting, deal support, and portfolio management.

Comments (6)

Feb 10, 2011

uhhh no, its actually a step down depending where you did your prior stint.

Feb 10, 2011
ByAWideMargin:

uhhh no, its actually a step down depending where you did your prior stint.

MM without much prestige

Feb 10, 2011

It really depends. I don't think it would be the worse choice, but it doesn't make it the best either. I know a bunch of guys that work at a $1B PEG that came out of GE Capital. I probably wouldn't be real keen on going to GE capital if I were trying to lateral to PE, but that fact that you intend to go to b-school will certainly help since you will have access to recruiting. What size PE shop are you looking at getting into and in what city?

Regards

Feb 10, 2011
cphbravo96:

It really depends. I don't think it would be the worse choice, but it doesn't make it the best either. I know a bunch of guys that work at a $1B PEG that came out of GE Capital. I probably wouldn't be real keen on going to GE capital if I were trying to lateral to PE, but that fact that you intend to go to b-school will certainly help since you will have access to recruiting. What size PE shop are you looking at getting into and in what city?

Regards

Whichever presents the best co-investment opportunities, size/location is not my primary factor for post mba pe shops

Feb 11, 2011
Jose.Rey:
cphbravo96:

It really depends. I don't think it would be the worse choice, but it doesn't make it the best either. I know a bunch of guys that work at a $1B PEG that came out of GE Capital. I probably wouldn't be real keen on going to GE capital if I were trying to lateral to PE, but that fact that you intend to go to b-school will certainly help since you will have access to recruiting. What size PE shop are you looking at getting into and in what city?

Regards

Whichever presents the best co-investment opportunities, size/location is not my primary factor for post mba pe shops

If you aren't focused on getting into a mega fund I think it could be a good option. You have your IB experience, this will be a new environment, you will be able to build a larger network and get some different experience than what you have currently and I would think it would be beneficial to an MBA application to have GE listed as an employer and you won't be a cookie cutter IB applicant, which should help.

Hopefully someone else will weigh in on this topic and give you some better perspective.

Regards

Feb 11, 2011