Just broke into IB as a lateral. How do plan my move to PE?
Quick question for you guys. I finally broke into IB (MM) as a lateral from big 4 consulting. I tried recruiting IB in the fall before I graduated (May 2020), but I was unsuccessful. I'm really excited for the career pivot. That being said I think I ultimately want to end up in PE and I know recruiting starts early. I've tried doing a bit of research on PE recruiting, but the advice out there seems more geared towards 1st yr analysts and/or ppl who are targeting MF or UMM funds. I'm pretty green to PE recruiting, but I'm pretty sure with my background (semi-target, 3.3 GPA, MM coverage group) I should be aiming for a LMM fund. I was curious what some of you guys would recommend for finding a good fund and then later securing an offer. Additionally, I'm pretty sure I would want to find a fund to specializes in energy/renewables. Should I be contacting recruiters or try the cold email game? Thanks for the help!