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Which big 4 would be better for M&A? I'm interested in eventually attempting a lateral transfer into investment banking. I know it's a long reach but want to have an option that doesn't involve getting an MBA. Thanks!

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PWC or Deloitte.

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Yah PWC Deals Strategy came to mind

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Assuming you’re in the US, you can try the IB arm of the B4s, like PwC corporate finance

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Yep Pwc has an IB arm.

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Which part of M&A specifically?

Ideally anywhere were I can get involved in different parts of the deal. But if I must choose then valuation, integration or DD ( aligns with previous experience)

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