The HarbourVest Toronto Team

Abuzar Anaswala



About Abuzar

Abuzar Anaswala joined HarbourVest in 2016 and focuses on sourcing and evaluating secondary opportunities, including traditional and complex transactions.

Abuzar joined the Firm from SB International in Dallas where he was a director responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and portfolio management. His previous experience also includes an advisory role with Naya Ventures and seven years with Paul Capital, where he held multiple investment roles focused on secondary investment opportunities. He began his career at secondary intermediary firm Cogent Partners.

Abuzar received dual degrees with a BS in Economics with Financial Applications and a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University in 2005.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).