The HarbourVest Boston Team

Brendan Butler, CFA



About Brendan

Brendan Butler joined HarbourVest in 2018 and currently focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments.

Brendan joined the Firm from Lazard, where he was a vice president in the technology group focusing on mergers and acquisitions. His prior experience also includes roles at Deloitte in both the business valuation and assurance practices.

Brendan received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Boston University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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”).