The HarbourVest Boston Team

Brendan Wakeham, CPA

Senior Vice President


About Brendan

Brendan Wakeham joined HarbourVest in 2023 as Senior Fund Controller. In his role, Brendan oversees the financial reporting, management and analysis for the private credit funds platform. Prior to joining the Firm, Brendan was a managing director at Centri Business Consulting where he oversaw and managed accounting and financial reporting consulting engagements across an array of clients in various industries. Brendan’s prior experience includes several years as an audit director in the asset management practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the Boston and Dublin offices.

Brendan received a BA in Economics with a minor in Physics from Bowdoin College and a MS in Accounting and MBA from Northeastern University. He is a Certified Public Account.

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”).