I am currently an associate at an UMM PE firm in NY and want to transition to PE in Texas, preferably DFW or Austin to be closer to family.
I am considering my options after my associate role is up, and currently the primary options are 1) Try to lateral directly into a Sr. Associate / VP role or 2) Continue along the path and do an MBA, recruit into a VP role.
For those who know Texas PE, which do you recommend / which MBA would be more useful? HBS appears to be the best overall MBA for PE, but would McCombs provide better connections and recruiting within Texas specifically? Note that I currently don't have a Texas network.
I believe the two most prominent firms are Vista and Trive - which would they recruit more heavily from?
Background: Non-Texas undergrad, NYC banking, NYC UMM PE (generalist)