The HarbourVest Boston Team

Ciaran McNeary



About Ciaran

Ciaran McNeary joined HarbourVest’s real assets team in 2021 and focuses on portfolio operations, investment activities and client requests.

Ciaran joined the Firm from Manulife Investment Management, where he was a director in the private markets operations team focused on fund accounting and operations for the Manulife Infrastructure funds.

Ciaran received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2003 and is a member of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants.

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”).