Jayanta has over 20 years of industry experience with the last 12 years in the private equity business in India. He has in-depth experience of full cycle investing and fund raising in private equity and in investment banking. He has also been an entrepreneur and has worked in the industrial sector. Jayanta has experience of investing in a wide range of sectors like BFSI, infrastructure services, logistics and manufacturing.
Previously, Jayanta was President – private equity at ICICI Venture. In that capacity, he was responsible for investments in pharmaceuticals and healthcare and was also in charge of fund raising of India Advantage Fund (IAF) Series 3. Prior to that, as the India head of private equity at Lehman Brothers, Jayanta led a team covering all sectors. In his earlier stint at ICICI Venture, Jayanta led investments in auto components, logistics and textile sectors and led the fund raising process of IAF Series 2. Jayanta has also worked on and managed multiple investments from ICICI Venture's India Advantage Funds apart from managing and exiting several private equity investments of the legacy funds of ICICI Venture. He has also been on the boards of numerous portfolio companies.
Jayanta has a post graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University.