The HarbourVest London Team

Jonathan Sidi

Senior Vice President, Counsel


About Jonathan

Jonathan Sidi joined HarbourVest in 2019 as EMEA Counsel. He focuses on fund formation, corporate governance, and general legal support for business and operational matters.

Prior to joining HarbourVest, Jonathan spent six years at Artisan Partners Asset Management, where he was UK Head of Legal and responsible for general legal support in EMEA, with a focus on fund formation, EU and UK regulations, and distribution-related activities. His prior experience also includes associate roles with Allen & Overy (London) and Arendt & Medernach (London, Luxembourg) where he provided legal advice to financial services firms and institutional investors in relation to their activity and investments.

Jonathan received a Master’s degree in Business Law and Taxation from the University of Paris II in 2002 and an LLM from Northwestern University in 2006. Jonathan speaks fluent French.

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”).