The HarbourVest Boston Team

Julie Catton

Vice President, Portfolio Operations


About Julie

Julie Catton joined HarbourVest in 2004 and currently focuses on the closing process for secondary investments and client requests. She began her career with the Firm as an executive assistant on the secondary team, where she built her knowledge of the team’s structure and secondary processes.

She joined the Firm from SG Cowen Securities, where she provided administrative support to senior investment professionals. Her prior experience also includes positions at Comdisco Ventures and Amdahl Corporation.

Julie received a BA (cum laude) in Communications from Stonehill College in 1995.

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”).