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Looking to leave M&A consulting (mix of deal strategy, DD, PMO work) and pivot into either pure deals strategy or corporate/growth strategy (basically away from PMO). I have 4+ YOE and an MBA. In my current SA role at a T2 firm I’m getting 170k TC. Want to hit 200k in my next role. Been talking with some B4 and T2/3 firms, but not getting a title lift or pay raise to hit 200k. Would appreciate some insights from folks here who’s made transition into A&M, AlixP, MBB or any other T1/2 firms.

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This entire post is a bit odd to me Are you at Deloitte, or another firm? You have 4 YOE and an MBA? Is the MBA T20, 4 YOE seems light 200k is possible in MBB or S& with TC at the post MBA level

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SA1 thanks for the reply. Yep sorry had to condense my posting so didn’t include my CV here. Been with Deloitte pre and post MBA from a top 20+ school. I roughly know what TC people get at MBB or S&, but my ask was more for folks to share some success stories in transitioning from T2 M&A consulting into deal strategy or corporate strategy.

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LEK will get you there at post-MBA level

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Yeah not surprised, I’ve seen quite some people movements within the B4 + FTI + A&M (in PE/M&A consulting space), but not so much outside of that group of firms, based on the calls I’ve been getting from recruiters. Wondering how people made the leap into strategy firms

Just go into a corporate strategy role in industry. I'm living my best life

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SA2 well that’s an option but not so much for folks in my practice. I see quite some exits in PE Ops roles, Cord Dev roles, or even the COO line of roles, but not so many into Corp Strategy (which I would love to move into after I’ve gotten a few more YOE in consulting). As a SA I don’t feel like I’m in a position to make a lot of demands to future employers tbh

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