The HarbourVest Boston Team

Matthew Dowgert

Managing Director


About Matthew

Matthew Dowgert joined HarbourVest in 2017 and focuses on fund formation, corporate governance, and general legal support for business and operational matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, Matt spent over five years at Cambridge Associates where he was most recently a managing director and assistant general counsel focusing on transactional, regulatory, and operational matters. His prior experience includes positions at Gottex Fund Management and Ropes & Gray LLP.

Matt received a BA (cum laude) in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in 2000 and a JD from New York University School of Law in 2003.






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”).