The HarbourVest Boston Team

Mary Lyons, CMP

Vice President, Events


About Mary

Mary Lyons joined HarbourVest in 2016 and focuses on managing the Firm’s global event strategy, inclusive of both in-person and virtual events, such as the Annual General Meeting, local regional events, and virtual webcasts.

Mary joined the Firm from the External Relations team at Harvard Business School, where she was most recently an assistant director of events for Alumni Relations, focusing on development events related to the School’s latest capital campaign.

Mary received her BA in Political Science from Bates College in 2008 and completed the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program in 2018.   

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”).