So I've been interviewing with Imperial Capital (small IB shop in LA) and Antares Capital (force in middle market leveraged lending which is akin to LevFin as far as I can tell). Seems to be going pretty well, hopeful I'll get an offer from one or both. If I am lucky enough to get an offer, what would be the thoughts on the brands/pay of the two firms? I know Imperial is more pure IB which is a plus, but Antares is a leader in its market.
For reference, I've done middle market leveraged lending before and enjoyed the work so I know I'd like Antares. That being said, I've always thought I've wanted to do IB->PE so Imperial would be the winner in that regard, unless someone can say Antares -> PE is a better/equal option.
Thanks in advance for the help,
A hopeful 2019 coffee fetcher