The HarbourVest Toronto Team

Benjamin Wu



About Benjamin

Benjamin Wu joined HarbourVest in 2017 and focuses on sourcing, analyzing, and executing a full range of real assets investments.

Benjamin joined the Firm from Borealis Infrastructure where he was responsible for evaluating and monitoring investment opportunities in energy, power, and other infrastructure as well as leading initiatives to pursue investments in adjacent sectors. Prior to that, he was with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s private equity group and began his career in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets.

He received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph.

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”).