The HarbourVest Boston Team

Matt HoganBruen

Managing Director


About Matt

Matt HoganBruen joined HarbourVest in 2021 and is a portfolio specialist focused on custom solutions and separate accounts. Matt rejoined the Firm after nearly three years at The Carlyle Group, where he was a managing director focused on product development, strategy, and investor relations.

Prior to Carlyle, Matt first joined HarbourVest in 2016 as part of the Firm’s acquisition of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BAML) private equity funds business and was a part of HarbourVest’s Emerging and Diverse team. Prior to joining HarbourVest, Matt was a member of BAML’s Capital Access Funds business. During his more than two decades at Bank of America, in addition to investing in private equity funds, he managed a loan portfolio of for-profit and non-profit clients and worked as an economic development consultant. Early in his career, Matt worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Aide for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives where he authored and led the negotiation of a significant piece of federal agricultural relief legislation.

Matt received a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Oxford University.


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”).