The HarbourVest London Team

Caroline Hooft Graafland

Vice President


About Caroline

Caroline Hooft Graafland joined HarbourVest in 2023 as a product specialist for HGPS (the Firm’s semi liquid offering) and works closely with both the investment and investor relations teams. Prior to joining the Firm, Caroline spent four years in Dubai at Levant Capital, and Caroline was previously at Stonehage Fleming and Schroders in London. Caroline is a CFA Charterholder, and she received a BA in History from the University of Bristol.

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”).