Private Equity Research Strategies

Workshop Description:

Over 11 million American workers toil away in firms bought up by private equity in leveraged buyouts. Mysterious and impenetrable, private equity firms shield their portfolio companies from research analysis and put very little of their own money on the line, often cutting staff and services to the bone in a thirst for profitability. Aditi Sen from Americans for Financial Reform will lead a strategic discussion on what the growth of private equity means for unions in several of our key sectors.

Workshop Leader:

Aditi Sen is the Research Director for AFR/AFREF, leading the organization’s research agenda to advance its campaigns. Prior to joining AFR, she worked for several years as a tech regulator for the City of New York, strengthening protections for tenants and workers and ensuring enforcement against platform tech companies at the municipal level. Before joining the public sector, she was a campaign researcher at the Center for Popular Democracy and SEIU Local 32BJ, working on a wide range of state and local policy areas including tenant organizing, fair scheduling, and public school funding; and supporting union organizing in the building services industry. Ms. Sen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Harvard College and a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University.