I fortunately received two full-time investment banking offers: one for (random coverage group) at a lower-tier bulge in NY (think: UBS, BarCap, Deutsche), and one for (tech M&A group) at a MM firm in SF (think: WB, HL, Baird)... In strictly analyzing PE/VC exit opps and career trajectory, which of these two would give me stronger leverage? I understand name value is strong for headhunters -- hence, I've been siding with the lower-tier bulge offer, given I'm also from New York. However, in terms of deal exposure, I'm definitely sure that the MM will give me more, as there is currently a shortage of juniors at the office.
If I were to go with the lower-tier BB, I'm not sure which coverage group I'd get placed in... could be FIG or Industrials, which are groups I don't really have much interest in. On the other hand, I would very much love to work in tech M&A given the markets these days, but also want to make sure I'm best suited for PE gigs down the line. Would really appreciate your thoughts here as the offer(s) explode in the coming week.