Middle Market Private Equity Compensation -- Fair offer?

Have an offer at a MM PE firm in NYC offering $200K all-in comp + co-invest opportunities. Fund size is $300MM-$500MM. New associate role following 2 years of i-banking.

Is this fair compensation? Low end? High end? Appreciate any perspective. Thanks.

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Mar 25, 2013 - 6:07pm

I'll echo the others. All-in of $200k for a $300M - $500M fund directly out of banking is market, or perhaps even slightly above market. I know similar size funds that pay anywhere between $150k - $200k, often with no co-invest opportunity. Part of it also depends on size/number of active prior funds (if they have multiple funds, they'll be collecting fees to pay salaries from old investments, even if they've since raised a new fund).

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Mar 25, 2013 - 10:08pm

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