Megafund Growth Fund analyst/associate career prospect

Is growth fund in Asia a second tier choice compared to buyout fund? I noticed that the profiles of the growth fund team are much less impressive than that of the buyout fund professionals. How does the career prospect for a growth fund (at top megafunds) analyst/associate in Asia (Greater China Region) look like? Also, how difficult would it be to transition internally (i.e., within the same company) to a buyout fund? Are the skill-sets developed in two types of fund very different?

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Jul 23, 2013 - 10:46pm

There are very few real buyout deals in China.

As far as I know, the key difference btn the buyout teams and growth teams at the megafunds in China is about the deal size. The so-called buyout team typically works on deals of larger size, but most of the deals that they work on are pre-IPO investments and PIPE deals as well.

The growth team is typically smaller, based in HK, and typically don't make new hiring. Buyout team is typically larger, based in BJ/SH, and makes regular hiring each year.

The skillsets required for growth vs. buyout is usually very different. But in this particular case, no major difference.

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