The HarbourVest Boston Team

Jack Donovan

Vice President, Portfolio Operations


About Jack

Jack Donovan joined HarbourVest in 2015 and is currently involved in all aspects of HarbourVest’s secondary investment activities, primarily focusing on analysis and monitoring of secondary transactions and client requests. He began his career with the Firm’s Portfolio Analytics team, where he compiled, monitored, and analyzed primary fund and secondary investment data received from third party managers.

Jack received a BS in Corporate Finance and Accounting and Liberal Studies in Global Perspectives from Bentley University in 2015.


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”).