The HarbourVest Boston Team

Kaitlin Mitchell

Vice President, Counsel, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance


About Kaitlin

Kaitlin Mitchell joined HarbourVest in 2022 and focuses on fund formation, corporate governance, and general legal support for business and operational matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kaitlin was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she represented private fund sponsors in connection with the fundraising and governance of private investment funds and advised institutional investors on secondary and co-investment transactions.

Kaitlin received a JD from Boston University School of Law, a BA in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.

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”).