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The HarbourVest London Team

Natasha Buckley

Vice President, ESG

London

About Natasha

Natasha Buckley joined HarbourVest in 2019 and is responsible for sustaining the Firm’s ESG strategy and partnering with our general partners, limited partners, and the Firm’s employees to embrace sustainable investing.

Natasha joined HarbourVest from Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), where she was responsible for their work in the private equity sector, developing tools and resources for PRI signatories to integrate ESG considerations into their investment processes. Whilst at HarbourVest, Natasha served as Chair of the Initiative Climat International 2022-2024 and was featured on the PEI’s 2024 list of 50 influencers in sustainable private markets.

Natasha received a BA in History from University College London, an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and has completed the University of Oxford Private Equity Programme at the Saïd Business School.

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”).