Private equity has become a massive $4.4 trillion industry that could more than double by 2025. It has an outsized impact on our economy and our lives, sometimes controlling our water and electricity, our household brands, our roads, highways and trains, and even our schools, homes and places of work. Yet despite its reach and impact, the industry fails to come close to representing the population at large. Fewer than 10% of senior roles are held by women; at its upper echelons, that figure drops to a mere 5%. Sunaina Sinha Haldea, the managing partner at leading placement agent and secondary market advisor Cebile Capital, is chipping away at private equity’s thick glass ceiling and redefining what success looks like in this vitally important but poorly understood industry.

Cebile Capital has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London and oversees billions of dollars in deal transactions per year across a spectrum of sectors, from technology to utilities and agriculture. In stark contrast to the industry as a whole, Haldea’s firm is highly diverse: More than half of the employees are women or minorities. “I saw an unmet need in the market for a private equity advisory firm that is solely focused on mid-market firms and that acts as a strategic partner—not just another service provider—to its private equity clients.”

“We have achieved this by advising on a myriad of liquidity solutions and raising capital for successive funds, co-investments and direct deals for private equity general partners,” said Haldea on why she founded Cebile Capital.

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