Lateral PE Recruiting
Hey all - long time lurker, first time posting on here. Currently an associate at relatively large middle market shop finishing up my first year on its growth equity team. For context, was in banking prior to my current role.
I mostly enjoy my role, the work's interesting and most of the team's pretty nice, but hours have been incredibly busy and honestly don't think myup to par. Started getting some inbounds from headhunters regarding lateral roles and so have been thinking about whether I want to try hopping to a firm that's a better brand name (MF or UMM). Couple questions:
- Anyone who has done this - what was your rationale and how have your experienced compared between the two firms? Did you have to go to bschool after 1/2 years again?
- Any other associates considering doing the same thing? Seems like the market's pretty hot - have you locked down a role / what was the process like? A lot of the inbounds I've gotten are for A1 roles, which is another reason that's holding me back - obviously not trying to take a step back.