The HarbourVest London Team

Gonçalo Faria Ferreira

Managing Director


About Gonçalo

Gonçalo Faria Ferreira joined HarbourVest in 2017 and focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments in EMEA.

Gonçalo joined the Firm from Goldman Sachs in London, where he was most recently an executive director in the Investment Banking division. Prior to that, he held various roles at A.T. Kearney and Roland Berger in Lisbon.

Gonçalo received a BS (with honors and distinction) in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon in 2005, where he received the Caixa Geral de Depositos Award for the best student in Economics, and an MBA (with honors and distinction) from Columbia Business School in 2012, where he was awarded the Wall Street Journal Award for outstanding achievement in Finance. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

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”).