The HarbourVest Boston Team

Jonathan Sanford, CFA

Vice President


About Jonathan

Jon Sanford joined HarbourVest in 2019 and focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments.

Jon joined the Firm from GSO Capital Partners, the credit investment arm of The Blackstone Group, where he was most recently a vice president focused on underwriting and monitoring credit investments across the capital structure. Prior to that, he was an associate at Citibank where he focused on middle-market leveraged loan origination. Jon began his career at Brevet Capital Management.

Jon received a BA in History from Hamilton College and 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”).