The HarbourVest Boston Team

Melissa Cahill



About Melissa

Melissa Cahill joined HarbourVest’s investor relations team in 2019 and focuses on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing investors and consultants.

Melissa joined the Firm from BlackRock, where she was most recently a vice president and relationship manager within the Institutional Client Business responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investors, including public and corporate pension plans and foundations and endowments. Her prior experience includes roles at BlackRock on the Core Institutional team and within the Aladdin Portfolio Services Group.

Melissa received a BS (magna cum laude) in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 2009.

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”).