PE’s that Sponsor MBA’s

I know Buy side firms don't sponsor as much as consulting companies but does anyone have a list of pe's (or just a few companies) they know that historically pay for you to get your MBA and comeback? 
 

Thanks. 

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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Jun 8, 2021 - 11:26pm

Believe all - a good amount of firms pay for your 2nd year of bschool from what I've heard

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jun 8, 2021 - 11:28pm

any idea which ones? I'm beginning to think about recruiting out of banking and definitely want to make sure I don't miss out on shops that pay for MBA.

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Jun 8, 2021 - 11:30pm

I wouldn't let that be your primary determinant. If you're coming back post MBA as a senior associate or VP and in it for the long-run, you'll be making high 6 digits / breaking 7 digits and there are other factors outside of a $150k tuition you should consider

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jun 8, 2021 - 11:43pm

Noted. Perhaps I should clarify that my interest is with these PE firms that will pay for the MBA and take you back in a post-MBA role. I've been hearing a lot about the uncertainties with recruiting for PE out of MBA even with people that have previous MF PE experience. Therefore, if I'm already at a place where I like the people, fund size/direction, and they are willing to keep me on, definitely would be huge factor. This is definitely a best-case scenario and I don't know if I'd get this lucky

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Jun 8, 2021 - 11:55pm

In that case, your focus should be on firms that are not as saturated up top and have a track record of bringing back associates. If that includes covering your MBA, great. If not, that's fine as long as there's a path upwards 

Jun 11, 2021 - 3:03pm

A lot of firms have stopped actually paying and just will give return offers. From what I've seen/heard, a few firms that still pay include Warburg (but only for H/S/W), CD&R, GTCR, Bain. I hear a few of the larger newer firms like Brightstar have started to 

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