The HarbourVest Boston Team

Michael DeCenzo

Vice President, Custom Solutions


About Michael

Michael DeCenzo joined HarbourVest in 2010 and became a member of the Custom Solutions team in 2015. He is focused on developing and supporting the Firm’s separate account business by creating pricing models, fee analyses, and investment performance simulations to drive global custom solutions business development. He began his career with the Firm’s Portfolio Analytics team, where he compiled, monitored, and analyzed underlying partnership and secondary investment data received from third party managers.

Michael joined the Firm from Brown Brothers Harriman, where he was a mutual fund accountant and analyst in the cash processing group.

Michael received a BS in Finance from Fairfield University in 2009 and an MBA and an MS in Finance, both from Northeastern University in 2015.

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”).