Lifestyle and hours at start-up boutique M&A shops - Zaoui, BDT, LionTree, Robey Warshaw, M. KleinSubscribe
A friend of mine (seriously! not me!) has an offer with a ~2 year old 'start-up' investment bank that's swinging for the fences (large cap deals) and also working on some smaller stuff (<$500mm sell-sides, general advisory/consulting assignments, private placements). I know people don't like discussing hours, ranking and GPAs in this forum but thought this might be an interesting topic nonetheless.
Anybody here have any insights on the kind of hours the juniors (analysts/associates) and VPs pull at these types of shops? Representative examples include LionTree back when it started, Zaoui & Co., Robey Warshaw, BDT, M.Klein & Co., and etc. The firm has about 3 heavy-hitter MDs with C-suite relationships and just three junior under them at this time. Supposedly robust deal flow and lots of activity.
While we're at it, maybe just discuss quality of the experience, promotion opps, b-school or other exits, pay and such :)
Thanks in advance for any insights for my friend!