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Any way to go from valuation to M&A consulting

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Second this… I am an M&A consultant and HATE the lifestyle. If I could go back I’d choose another path. Hours are horrible, ruins relationships, mentally draining, etc. The caveat is the work is interesting and the skills will benefit your career long term (but due to the sacrifice - I am sure I could’ve found a better path in hind sight).

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My wife’s birthday is today. Guess who is responding to BS data request lists. Exits are hard here.

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First question to ask is why you want to do that. M&A is really grueling, so what is your career goals? If you are over 25 it’s probably too late for IB>MBA>PE play, PE doesn’t recruit from anything but MBB, so think of where you want to end and plan accordingly, I.e., if you want a cushy desk job at a tech firm, you probs just want to do normal tech consulting

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D1 Ikr I'm being a wishful thinker here. But it's CorpDev and not FP&A, so I'd imagine while it wouldn't be too easy to make that jump but it wouldn't be "extraordinarily unlikely" either

Come to EY strategy and transactions. DM me if you'd like a referral

Do you guys wish you would have just went into IB instead? At least the pay would be significantly higher.

I think that’s kind of a no brainer, big4 M&A consulting is seen as the IB reject pool tbh, ASSUMING deals are where you want to be. I think what M1 means is he never would have liked the deal based lifestyle, I think we all think it sounds fun till our lives suck lol, grass is always greener scenario. But if your goal is and always was to be PE mogul, yes like no duh you should go IB

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