The HarbourVest London Team

Greg Ciesielski

Managing Director


About Greg

Greg Ciesielski joined HarbourVest in 2007 as an associate and has worked on the European, US, and Asia investment teams. Greg focuses on global secondary investments purchased through both traditional and more complex transactions. He has played a lead role in several complex transactions, including the acquisition of SVG plc’s investment portfolio and General Partner-led liquidity transactions involving Motion Equity Partners, Portobello Capital, Investcorp Technology Partners, Preservation Capital Partners and Mandarin Capital. Greg also leads ESG integration in the firm’s secondary investment activity globally.

Prior to HarbourVest, Greg worked at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. as an investment banking analyst in the Global Healthcare Group in New York.

Greg received a BS in Business with a concentration in Finance from Indiana University in 2005 and an MBA from Columbia Business School 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”).