The HarbourVest Tokyo Team

Mayumi Obama

Vice President


About Mayumi

Mayumi Obama joined HarbourVest in 2023 as a member of the Asia investor relations team, with a focus on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing asset owners, allocators and consultants.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mayumi was responsible for sales to institutional investors and distributors, corporate strategy / development and fixed income product management at Invesco Asset Management Limited (Japan and US). Before joining Invesco, she was a fixed income sales for financial institutions at Credit Agricole CIB and Mizuho securities in Tokyo.

Mayumi received a BA in Bibliography and Information Science from Keio University, Tokyo. Mayumi is a native Japanese speaker.

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”).