Matthew Cheng
The HarbourVest Boston Team

Matthew Cheng



About Matthew

Matthew Cheng joined HarbourVest in 2011 and focuses on originating, evaluating, and executing buyout, growth equity, and mezzanine investments in operating companies. Matt serves as a board member at Vix Media and is a board observer at Perimeter Solutions.  He has been involved with several of the Firm’s other investments including Ability Network, AMRI, AvidXchange, Heritage Foodservice, Lightower Fiber Networks, Peloton Computer Enterprises, Planview, San Miguel Industrias, SambaSafety, Securus, Solace Systems, Staples, and Wayfair.

In addition to his time at HarbourVest, Matt spent two years as an investment banking analyst in Credit Suisse’s Global Industrials Group, where he focused on mergers and acquisition and equity and debt transactions for industrials companies.

Matt received a BA (with high honors) in Economics from Princeton University and is a member of the Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

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”).