The HarbourVest London Team

Amish Popat

Senior Vice President, Private Client Group


About Amish

Amish Popat joined HarbourVest in 2022 with a focus on development and oversight of the Firm’s semi-liquid offering for both private clients and institutional investors.

Prior to joining the Firm, Amish was the EMEA chief operating officer at BlackRock’s Alternative Solutions Group. Amish has over 20 years of experience in finance and operations. He has worked for asset managers of various sizes and is experienced with a broad array of asset classes. Throughout his career, Amish has worked on numerous fund launches, has ensured the operational robustness of investment management businesses, and has been involved in many unique transactions.

Amish received a ACMA from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and BA (Hons) in Accounts and Finance from Kingston University Business School.

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”).