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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 6, 2021 - 12:40am

MF Growth funds pay in line with PE, so you can expect ~$300k as an associate there. Insight/GA are also known to have pretty good comp and I'm sure TA/Summit do as well. If you don't mind locations, there's probably a few smaller funds in LCOL areas that would give you a bigger bang per buck.

Jun 6, 2021 - 6:14am
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Can't speak to all, but anecdotally I know TA has a special bonus for associates who are able to source deals (conception to close) which are pretty great and way above any other PE bonuses. Correct me if I'm wrong please but the one friend I knew there had someone in his class do just that and make a killing.

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Jun 9, 2021 - 10:18pm
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I wish I did know and did ask but they were always reticent to disclose it. But they said it was a percentage of the deal bought it which was capped at a certain amount.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 6, 2021 - 4:16pm

I know Lead Edge Capital pays a lot for out of undergrad. 100k base + 75% performance bonus + phantom equity/sourcing bonus. Not sure on actual comp for associate if anyone has insight.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 7, 2021 - 1:01am

Does anyone know anything about Comp at TCV or Blackstone Growth?

Sep 16, 2021 - 11:56am
primetime13, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Assuming you're referencing your prior post of Insight / GA.

Is this the typical range of what to expect for post-MBA Sr. Associate role, or on the high end? Is it safe to assume a similar comp package from other growth equity shops in the likes of Lead Edge, Stripe, FTV, Catalyst, Level Equity?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 2, 2021 - 1:16pm

Anyone have any insight on Great Hill in terms of comp and / or lifestyle?

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Oct 3, 2021 - 12:21am

At analyst level, Insight pays a ton, pretty sure it continues all the way up. I'm talking $210K all in minimum + commissions and phantom equity per deal sourced.

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Oct 3, 2021 - 11:57am
Marcus_Halberstram, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You don't go into this field for the compensation as an Associate. Top of the street comp as a PE associate is like $400k. Bottom is like $250k. That's a $150k delta. That's less than a weeks pay (cash+carry) for a tenured partner at a sizable PE firm.

So you're doing middle class math, which will keep you tethered to earth. Think bigger.

Your calculus should be: is growth equity the right place to be in terms of industry growth and investor demand? It's hot and in demand now, what's the total opportunity? Where will it be 10-15 years from now? What firms are the best in the space, what does the investment team pyramid look like, can I see a path to making partner there.

Junior people think they just plug into a machine and if they grind they'll get there. That's how you succeed as a junior person. As a senior person you have to be aligned with where the industry is going and where your firm is going. AND you need to find some reason to exist, ie what is my product, what narrow slice of our business can I take ownership of and make my own. The worthwhile slices of a mature business are already spoken for and no one is giving them up… so this is much harder than it sounds.

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Jan 9, 2022 - 4:16am
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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
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