Kyle Dowd - harbourvest
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Kyle Dowd



About Kyle

Kyle Dowd joined HarbourVest in 2014 and focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including traditional and complex transactions.

Kyle joined the Firm from Wells Fargo Securities, where he was an analyst in the Energy Investment Banking Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the oil and natural gas sectors.

Kyle received a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2012.

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”).