I have been working as an analyst at a local private equity shop located in Latin America which basically focuses on mid market investments in the regional market. The fund has a network with larger PE shops due to the fact that it sometimes co invests with larger shops in some deals taking advantage of their regional knowledge. The fund is small, about $150 AUM, but it is currently planning on raising a new larger fund in order to go after bigger deals (they have a very solid track record) so they are bulking up on personnel.
I was thinking of putting in about 3 years at this shop and later going for a top tier MBA.
I would like to eventually transition to a large buyout fund post MBA and was wondering whether I would have the necessary experience and background to be an attractive candidate for a larger shop. Is this doable or is the transition too difficult?
PS: the shop has co invested in large buyouts $1-3 billion dollar range but has had a minimal interest and I am a US citizen and fully fluent in Spanish