Michael Dean - harbourvest
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Michael Dean

Managing Director


About Michael

Michael Dean joined HarbourVest in 2014 and focuses on real assets investments, including energy, infrastructure, real estate, and natural resources. He currently serves on a number of boards and advisory boards of companies and partnerships, including those managed by 1901 Partners, Arroyo Energy, The Blackstone Group, BP Energy Partners, The Carlyle Group, Crestline, LS Power,  and W&T Offshore.

Michael joined the Firm from Meketa Investment Group, where he served as the Head of Real Assets investing across the natural resources, infrastructure, and real estate sectors. His responsibilities included development of investment strategy and sourcing, evaluating, and executing fund and co-investment opportunities. Prior to that, he was Director of Investments at real estate investment firm Ithecus Capital Group.

Michael received a BBA from Baylor University in 1998 and speaks conversational Spanish.

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”).