The HarbourVest London Team

Ashleigh Dorsett

Senior Vice President, Private Client Group


About Ashleigh

Ashleigh Dorsett joined HarbourVest in 2019 and focuses on business development and special projects for wealth management clients globally.

Ashleigh is also a member of the Board of HarbourVest Partners (Ireland) Limited (“HVPI”). Ashleigh brings 18 years of experience and joined the Firm from J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where she was most recently Head of International Alternative Investments Structuring. Ashleigh has been based in London since 2010, and prior to that she was based in New York. In her prior role she was responsible for private equity, real estate, and hedge fund solutions for high net worth investors in the US, EMEA, Asia, and Latin America.

Ashleigh received a BS in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001.

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”).