Ilan Rosen
The HarbourVest Tel Aviv Team

Ilan Rosen

Managing Director

Tel Aviv

About Ilan

Ilan Rosen joined HarbourVest in 2015 after working with the Firm for over 12 years as a consultant in Israel. In addition to heading the Tel Aviv office, his focus is on managing HarbourVest’s activities in Israel while overseeing client relationships and services for the Firm’s Israel-based investors and consultants.

Ilan has over 25 years of private equity experience. He began working with HarbourVest while serving as Chairman of the Board of Tdsoft – now magicJack VocalTec, a NASDAQ company and former HarbourVest portfolio company. Additionally, he held various investment roles in Israel’s private equity sector, including working as General Manager of Adsha, an Israeli investment company traded on the Tel Aviv stock exchange.

Ilan received a BS (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1979 and an MBA from Tel Aviv University in 1986. He speaks fluent Hebrew.

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”).