The HarbourVest Boston Team

John Fiato



About John

John Fiato joined the Firm in 1994 and focuses on transaction origination and evaluation for global secondary investments. He began his career with HarbourVest as part of the Firm’s accounting team, where he was responsible for producing financial statements and capital account statements, coordinating cash distributions, and performance measurement. John joined the secondary investment team in 1999, and he has been significantly involved in more than 80 secondary transactions.

He received a BS in Accounting, with a minor in Economics, from Salem State College in 1994.

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”).