I've been looking for a thread on this topic and haven't seen one. I'm currently an analyst at a boutique, energy-focused IB , and am considering a move to either a megafund's credit team (think Ares, GSO, Carlyle) or an energy-specific private equity fund (think Quantum, NGP). I was curious about y'alls input regarding likely differences between private equity and credit as far as career prospects, comp (over next several years), prestige, day-to-day work, etc. go. Any feedback would be helpful.