The HarbourVest Hong Kong Team

Amanda Chen



Hong Kong

About Amanda

Amanda Chen joined HarbourVest in 2017 and focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring primary fund investments in the Asia Pacific region.

Amanda joined the Firm from AlpInvest Partners in Hong Kong, where she was a senior associate responsible for sourcing, conducting due diligence, and executing private equity and venture capital fund opportunities in Asia. Prior to that, she was an investment banking analyst in the Asia Pacific Industrials Group at Citigroup Global Investment Banking.

Amanda received a BS in Finance from New York University in 2010. She speaks fluent Mandarin.

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”).