I'm starting full-time this summer at a boutique with solid M&A and RX franchises and wanted to get some info and advice before training starts. The firm is pretty well known (/ / / ) and I have the option of going with either M&A or RX. I did not summer at the firm and so can't really pick based on culture. I also have no specific industry interest. As someone who's undecided between PE/associate promote/b-school, which route would offer me the best experience and most opportunities?
Also can anyone speak to the differences between being in a dedicated RX team (LAZ/EVR) vs being in a generalist environment (MC/GHL)? It seems like RX is pretty technical and it would be difficult to get familiar with all the nitty gritty details if you're being staffed on M&A projects at the same time. Or are there pretty transferable skills between RX and M&A?
Finally, does anyone have any up to date info on how exits have been for EVR/MC/LAZ/GHL analysts this past recruiting cycle? Any trends?