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Sweta Chattopadhyay, Director, Bfinance - Charting the change in LP attitudes towards PE investing

Sweta Chattopadhyay, Director, Bfinance - Charting the change in LP attitudes towards PE investing

Since starting her career in 2006 at ABN AMRO, Sweta Chattopadhyay has seen, first-hand, how investors have changed their allocation preferences to private equity. Having worked at a number of prominent UK pension schemes as an in-house advisor, where she developed a broad network of PE manager relationships, Chattopadhyay currently works as Director within the Private Markets team at Bfinance, a London-based independent consultant to global institutional investors, where she is head of Private Equity advisory. Here, Chattopadhyay talks to Private Equity Wire about her personal career evolution, and the changes she has seen along the way. 

Research

European dealmakers top global M&A rankings for second consecutive year

European dealmakers top global M&A rankings for second consecutive year

Europe is the only region worldwide to have recorded positive M&A performance in 2019, with European dealmakers marginally outperforming their regional index by +0.6pp (percentage points) over the last 12 months, according to the latest results from Willis Towers Watson’s Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM), run in partnership with Cass Business School. 

Upwardly mobile - Private equity investors eye returns from 5G 'revolution'

Upwardly mobile - Private equity investors eye returns from 5G 'revolution'

With a predicted USD275 billion of investment expected from US wireless providers over the next few years, not to mention up to three million new jobs and an annual USD500 billion GDP boost for the US economy, it’s no wonder that 5G is being a dubbed truly transformative technology. And as James Williams finds out, private equity investors are keen to help finance the revolution…