The HarbourVest Boston Team

John Cooney

Principal, CFA


About John

John Cooney joined HarbourVest’s Investor Relations team in 2020, with a focus on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing investors and consultants.

John joined the Firm from BlackRock where he was a Director in the Institutional Client Business, responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with institutional investors.

John received a BS in Finance from Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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”).