Why Private Equity versus M&A or Equity Research?

For most analysts in the investment banking industry, Private Equity is a dream job for several reasons:

• Unlike in M&A where once a deal is completed, analyst move on to work on other deals immediately, Private Equity companies must work with their investee companies to add value to the business. This brings in an entrepreneurial aspect to the job which is often lacking in other areas of investment banking.

• The pay structure is the same, if not more than some of the other areas of investment banking.  Hours can be long but are still more civilised than a typical M&A gig at a bulge bracket firm.

• Longer term, there is a strong allure for analysts who become GPs to start their own PE funds.


We have an 88% placement rate for our 4 to 8 weeks training programs conducted in 2017/18 with students going on to secure jobs at marquee investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Citi Bank and Deutsche Bank among others. Please send your CV to info@cityinvestmenttraining.com to check your eligibility for the course.

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