Sunaina Sinha Haldea is the founder and Managing Partner of Cebile Capital, a placement agent and secondaries advisor. Under her leadership, Cebile Capital has quickly become one of the leading advisors in private equity and infrastructure. Cebile Capital has raised exceptional mid-market funds and served as an advisor to both buyers and sellers of a significant number of secondaries deals. In 2015, Sunaina was named Best Placement Agent and Winner of the European Emerging Leaders Awards.
Prior to founding Cebile Capital, Sunaina worked at Brevan Howard, a $40 billion asset manager, where she was in charge of marketing and investor relations in Asia, Middle East and Australia. Earlier, she worked at Bridgewater Associates, an $82 billion asset manager, where she covered investors in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the United States.
Sunaina is also an angel investor and Non-Executive Director. She serves as Executive Chairperson of the Board of Barrecore, Europe’s largest luxury fitness boutique, and as Chairperson of the Board of Mindful Chef . She also serves as Business Advisor to the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED). Sunaina has also been a Guest Lecturer at Stanford University in masters level courses in the School of Engineering, including Global Entrepreneurial Marketing and Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has written and published case studies for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the Stanford School of Engineering.
Sunaina obtained a BS in Management Science and Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering, both from Stanford University where she was also a Mayfield Fellow. Sunaina has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
In her spare time, Sunaina is a keen wine enthusiast, having qualified as a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Masters Sommeliers. She also serves on the London Committee of Human Rights Watch.
Neha Choraria is a Partner at Cebile Capital. Neha has over 7 years of private equity fundraising experience and has advised on over several billion worth of secondary transactions.
Neha advises across the range of the firm's activities and has played a key role in leading the secondaries advisory program at Cebile Capital since inception. Neha is responsible for the sourcing, evaluation and negotiation of secondaries deals - successfully completing over 60+ transactions including LP portfolio sales and secondary direct deals on the behalf of major institutional investors globally, including Pension Plans, Endowments and Sovereign Wealth Funds.
Prior to joining Cebile Capital, Neha was a Financial Advisor in the Wealth Management Division at the deVere Group in Dubai providing professional investment advisory services to institutional investors in the Middle East. Neha graduated with a BSc in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics.
Darius is a Principal at Cebile Capital, and brings over 10 years of investment advisory and private equity experience to the firm.
Prior to joining Cebile, Darius was part of the Global Investment Research group at Cambridge Associates, where he was responsible for the evaluation of private investment managers and fund due diligence. Throughout his career, Darius has worked with a variety of clients, including institutional investors and private clients, advising on the construction of custom private equity portfolios and providing investment recommendations on specific fund opportunities.
Before joining Cambridge Associates, Darius was an Associate Director at Imprimatur Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm based in London. At Imprimatur, Darius was responsible for the identification and recruitment of C-Level professionals and advisors for Imprimatur’s investee businesses. Darius started his career as an analyst at Eden Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, where he was responsible for assessing investment proposals and conducting market analysis due diligence.
Darius received a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, with a Certificate in Finance, from Princeton University.
Chris has over 19 years’ experience in private equity / venture primaries, secondaries and co-investment. Prior to joining Cebile Capital in 2014, Chris was a deal captain with Hamilton Lane in secondaries and co-investments, arranged and executed secondary asset sales for Dresdner Kleinwort’s Institutional Restructuring Unit and invested in tech venture with OM Technology Investments (Dresdner-sponsored).
Chris graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics / Oriental Studies, was awarded an MSc in Finance from London Business School and trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).
Benedetta Balducci is a Vice President at Cebile Capital.
Benedetta has over 10 years of private equity investment experience, including direct and indirect private equity, as well as business development and principal investments in the asset management industry.
Prior to joining Cebile, Benedetta spent 5 years working at Generali Investments, Asset and Wealth Management, where she was first a member of the private equity portfolio construction team, committing several billion Euro yearly to private equity GPs worldwide, and later a business development manager in London, in charge of acquisitions and JVs in the asset management space.
Prior to Generali, Benedetta was an investment professional at the Italian mid-market private equity fund Synergo, a board member of Italian mid-sized companies and investment vehicles, and an M&A advisor at Nomura and Lazard in Milano.
Benedetta holds a Master in International Management and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Bocconi University, as well as a Master in Corporate Management from Fudan University in Shanghai.
Kavita is a Vice President at Cebile Capital, where she focuses on North American distribution and project management.
Prior to joining Cebile, Kavita served as Head of Investor Relations at PLUS Capital. Prior to PLUS, Kavita worked as a Vice President on the Investor Relations teams at The Gores Group and Lion Capital.
Earlier in her career, Kavita was employed by Helix Associates and MVision Private Equity Advisers in New York where she was involved in the private placement of private equity and venture capital funds. She started her career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banking analyst in the Global Industries Group.
Kavita received her BS from the University of Michigan.
Marc is a Vice President at Cebile Capital, where he focuses on secondaries transactions, specifically sell-side deals involving LP interests, GP-led restructurings and providing clients with strategic insights into the secondary market.
Prior to joining Cebile, Marc worked within the Private Capital Advisory group at Evercore Partners, where he was responsible for LP and GP-led deal management and execution, portfolio evaluation, cash flow modelling, and buyer outreach.
Before joining Evercore, he worked at UBS Investment Bank in the secondaries team of the Private Funds Group. In this role, Marc supported the secondaries team in executing LP-led sell-side mandates and assisting clients and GPs with confirmatory due diligence and information gathering. There, he also worked on one of the first GP-led transactions to occur in the secondaries market.
Marc has a Bachelors of Science in Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems from Columbia University's engineering school.
Michelle is a Vice President in Cebile Capital’s New York office, where she focuses on North American distribution.
Prior to joining Cebile, Michelle spent 3 years working at VCP Advisors, a global placement agent and advisory firm focused on specialized alternative investment managers. She was instrumental in building and strengthening VCP’s US distribution network, as well as managing fundraisings for buyout, growth, venture and secondary strategies.
Before joining VCP, Michelle spent 5 years working in leveraged finance at Jefferies in New York and Mizuho Bank in London. She started her career at KPMG in London.
Michelle was awarded a LLB in Laws and a MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.
Babar is a Vice President at Cebile, focused on sourcing, evaluating and structuring US secondary transactions in illiquid alternative assets including private equity and real assets.
Before joining Cebile, Babar worked as a Venture Associate focused on early-stage opportunities at SeedInvest, and prior to that, as an Associate at Setter Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on the secondary market in illiquid alternative assets. Babar has also previously worked in various other areas of finance including transfer agency relationship management at Computershare Investor Services and retail investment management at RBC Royal Bank.
Babar is a CFA® Charterholder and received an MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management in 2017.
Baafour is a Vice President at Cebile Capital, where he focuses on private equity capital raising, project management and investor relations.
Prior to joining Cebile, Baafour worked within the institutional fundraising team at Octopus Investments where he was responsible for fundraising and investor relations across the Octopus Group, which included venture/growth capital and renewable energy infrastructure.
Before joining Octopus, he worked at BC Partners, where he was an associate in the investor relations management team for three years. In this role, he supported the investor relations team in the raising of new funds, managing existing investors and assisting with co-investments. He started his career at Deloitte in London.
Baafour has a Meng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.
Jesús joined Cebile Capital as an Associate in March 2019 and was promoted to Senior Associate in March 2020. Prior to joining Cebile he worked for Embarcadero, a Private Equity firm based in Madrid acting as placement agent for international GPs, secondary advisor both for Spanish GPs and LPs and investment advisor.
Previously, Jesús worked at HSBC in the Corporate Risk Solutions department and at BBVA Asset Management in Madrid.
Jesús graduated cum laude from Instituto de Empresa (IE University) with a Bachelor in Business Administration.
Deborah is Cebile’s Chief Talent Officer and leads the business in fostering a high performance and collaborative working environment and by helping her colleagues to reach their individual and collective potential. Her areas of expertise include talent assessment and management, recruitment, organisational design and development, learning and development.
By training, Deborah is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and registered Psychologist with the Health Care & Professions Council. She is also an Accredited Coaching Psychologist.
Over the last three decades she has held leadership roles with a number of consultancy businesses including Ove Arup & Partners and has held interim positions in UK retailer and on a Home Office IT programme.
Lisa is Chief Operating Officer at Cebile Capital.
Lisa joined Cebile in 2017 as Operations & HR Director and was promoted to COO in March 2020. Lisa has over twenty years’ management experience and prior to joining Cebile worked as an Associate Director at Frank Hirth plc, a well-established top 35 international tax and accounting firm as Head of Business Administration, overseeing Administration, Marketing and Business Development in London and New York.
Marietta is Executive Assistant & Office Manager at Cebile Capital. Marietta has over twenty years’ work experience and prior to joining Cebile worked for a HNWI's private office as Executive Assistant & Office Manager. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Goa University.
Most recently, Dorit served as CFO and group Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Israel Discount Bank (2006-2011) where she led the capital raising and IR of the group. Before Discount Bank she was the CEO of Gmulot, the leading Asset Management Company in Israel, subsidiary of Bank Hapoalim. Prior to heading Gmulot she was head of the provident funds division and CIO of Tfahot Bank.
Currently Dorit serves as Chairperson of the investment committee of Hachshara Insurance and as Chairperson of IFI, an entity engaged in training the local financial services industry. She also serves on the boards of two listed companies. Dorit earned a BA in Economics and an MBA in Business Studies - both from the Hebrew University.
Most recently, Yafit served as the head of business development in the Global Treasury of Discount Bank. Previously, Yafit was the head of private banking and commercial client desk of the trading rooms. Before assume this role, Yafit was a senior OTC trader. During this period she accumulated a deep understanding of the market and complex financial products. Prior to joining Bank Discount Yafit worked at Tamir Fishman investment house.
Yafit earned an BA in Economics and Finance from the College of Management Academic Studies and an LLM from Bar Ilan University. She also holds an ACI Dealing Certificate from The Financial Markets Association.
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