The HarbourVest Hong Kong Team

Noel Lam


Vice President

Hong Kong

About Noel

Noel Lam joined HarbourVest in 2015 and focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments in the Asia Pacific region.

Noel joined the Firm from Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong, where he was an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. He was involved in a number of transactions across the consumer, industrial, TMT, power and utilities, and healthcare sectors.

Noel received a BA and an MS in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford in 2013. He speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.

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”).