Monique Austin - harbourvest
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Monique Austin

Managing Director, Counsel


About Monique

Monique Austin joined HarbourVest in 2012 as US Counsel. She focuses on fund formation, corporate governance, and general legal support for business and operational matters.

Prior to joining HarbourVest, Monique spent eight years at Craig and Macauley Professional Corporation representing public and private companies across transactional, regulatory, and operational matters. Her prior experience also includes a position with Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, where she assisted with venture capital fund formation and debt and equity financings.

Monique received a BA (magna cum laude) in Political Science from Boston College in 2000 and a JD (cum laude) from Boston 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”).