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PE is notorious for being difficult to get into unless you’re coming from IB. However, there are success stories for consultants breaking into PE even without an MBA. Which got me thinking, how difficult would it be for a healthcare management consultant to land a spot at a healthcare-focused PE firm?

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very difficult unless, as C1 said, you have a lot of DD experience and/or you are uniquely able to identify or value potential opportunities and can obviously demonstrate that. probably easier to exit from a startup in the space to PE than it is to come over from consulting tbh.

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Depends on what you're looking to do and what your consulting experience looks like. Are you looking to do purely investment/acquisition analysis or something more similar to management consulting for firm-held companies (with some IB-partnered analysis on the side)? The former may be a good bit more difficult, unless you have substantial M&A experience under your belt. I was the latter, transitioning from HC consulting to a PE firm where I'm doing similar work but with more focus on the things I was interested in doing. I may be an outlier, but from my personal experience it wasn't prohibitively difficult to do.

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Did you go through an official recruitment process or just off-season networking? Glad to hear it wasn’t super difficult for you. I’d love to hear more about your path.

Unless you have R&D or DD expertise coupled with some scientific / medical knowledge, the chances are slim.

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In my experience most PE investment goes into biotechs which are in early or mid-development stage, hence the need for R&D or maybe GtM skillset. Your milage may very based on geography.

Slim to none

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You might have luck going into an ops role within a PE firm. A colleague of mine was recruited by a PE firm to do this.

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