Photographic portrait of Liz de Freitas
Private equity is a significant part of our economy, and a real catalyst for growth. PE has an important role to play as change is being driven in more sustainable ways which has long-term societal impact.

Liz de Freitas

Partner, Private Equity, Ernst & Young LLP

Trusted advisor to private equity clients. Connector and integrator of the EY teams. Advocate of inclusion and developing people. Aspiring mountain biker. Proud mother of three.

Liz is a partner in EY’s Private Equity practice, based in London. She works with EY’s largest and most successful private equity clients, who come to her to find the right teams in EY to work with as they evaluate investment decisions in order to invest with confidence. She works with her clients during the full ownership lifecycle of their portfolio companies as they create value and transform those businesses. Her role spans the full breadth and depth of EY sectors and services as she unlocks the experience from across EY’s global network to help solve client problems. 

Liz started her career in EY Financial Services where she focused on the insurance sector, before specialising in private equity.

She has a BSc in Pure Mathematics from Kings College, London University, and is an FCA.

How Liz is building a better working world

“My role is to help investors find and invest in businesses that they can grow into the successes of tomorrow.  I’m excited that private equity is increasingly seeing that the convergence of business success and societal impact can create growth sustainably.  It’s fulfilling to see how much of the work we’ve done together over the last decade has helped create these successes.  

I’m also proud to actively promote diversity and inclusion both in our own firm, but also more broadly across the private equity sector through collaboration with the industry bodies driving this agenda. There is a lot more to do, but there is plenty of enthusiasm and desire for change!”

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