The HarbourVest Boston Team

Britney Ryan

Vice President, Head of Marketing Compliance


About Britney

Britney Ryan joined HarbourVest in 2021 and is responsible for the Firm’s marketing compliance program for North and South America, particularly with respect to the U.S. advertising regulatory regime.

Prior to joining the Firm, she was an associate at K&L Gates LLP focused on regulatory compliance issues related to marketing and performance advertising. She also counseled clients related to the formation and ongoing activities of private funds and advised institutional investors on issues related to private fund investing.

Britney received a J.D. from Boston College Law School (cum laude) in 2016. She received her B.A. from Trinity College (cum laude) in 2013. 

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”).