The HarbourVest Frankfurt Team

Martina Schliemann



About Martina

Martina Schliemann joined the Firm in 2021 as a Principal to lead the Firm’s investor relations activities in Germany/Austria and focuses on managing relationships with investors and their advisers. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Principal with Hamilton Lane, where she was head of business development for institutional investors and consultants in the DACH region and Managing Director with Hamilton Lane (Germany) GmbH. Martina has also held roles at Muzinich & Co Ltd., Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management International, Credit Suisse, Clearstream Banking, Fleming-Fonds Marketing, and Bayerische Vereinsbank. Martina received a Graduate degree in Business Administration from Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie in Munich and completed the Bank Training Program through Dresdner Bank AG in Freiburg. She speaks fluent German and English.

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”).