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I want to enter into consulting eventually. My question to current consultants - is having M&A experience at an e-commerce unicorn startup valuable? Does having niche experience make you a more attractive candidate? Previously spent 2 years in public accounting prior. Total 3.5 YOE. Would appreciate any advice people here might have for someone in my position

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Yes. That will help you break into the M&A teams if that is what you’re looking for. They are hiring like crazy right now.

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Can you elaborate on your experience? You should work to understand what you mean by M&A experience vs what different M&A groups would expect that to mean. If you can only speak to doing M&A journal entries, that’s a non-starter

I analyze companies on Amazon’s FBA ecosystem, do the initial due diligence, and present to an investment committee whether or not to invest/acquire the brand. Basically everything leading up to signing a term sheet

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^If you want to continue in the same line of work, you might be looking for PE/VC/IB and not consulting IMO When looking at M&A groups, make sure to ask what they specifically do for clients to ensure your interested in their flavor of M&A

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