The HarbourVest Bogotá Team

Lyana de Luca

Vice President, LatAm Client Operations Manager


About Lyana

Lyana de Luca joined HarbourVest in 2019 and is focused on client service, enhancing relationships with investors and consultants in Latin America, and supporting the legal and regulatory assessment of the region.

Lyana joined the Firm from Brigard Urrutia Abogados in Colombia, where she was most recently a senior associate in the capital markets and private equity team focused on advising domestic and foreign clients. Her responsibilities included leading investment fund formation and negotiation with institutional foreign and local investors. Prior to this, she was an attorney at Silva, Varón & Asociados.

Lyana received a law degree from the Universidad Externado de Colombia in 2010 and an LLM (with honors) from Northwestern University in 2019. As a native of Colombia, Lyana speaks fluent Spanish.

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”).