Trying to pivot to top PE and need advice.

My background is 3.5 years strategy consulting at T2 -> 1 year Associate boutique IB startup (current).

Should I lateral to MM/BB IB and then make transition to PE after 1 year? Or should I try to go for PE roles now (at analyst level) since it will be hard to compete with MM/BB IBs for associate role?

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