With full time recruiting in full swing for PE Associates, I wanted to see if anyone on here has any experience lateraling between PE firms?
I am looking for information more on moving from lower middle market to core middle market or middle market to upper middle market rather than information on lateraling from Associate to VP (but this could be the case if it was both a promotion and moving upstream). I would also be curious if anyone moved all the way up to MF but figure this is a little less common.
If anyone has been through this process, I would be very curious to hear about your overall experience. Some examples questions I have include: how you first started looking around, what were some reasons you started looking (assuming you weren't being forced out after 2 years), how long did you stay in the first PE role, what time of year did you started looking, what headhunters or other resources were most helpful, did you come up with an initial list of target firms (if so, how did you come up with this list), and any general insights would be greatly appreciated.
I tried to search for other threads on this topic but didn't find much so if it already exist would appreciate for someone to point me in the right direction.