The HarbourVest London Team

Olav König

Managing Director


About Olav

Olav König joined the Firm in 2013 as a managing director. He focuses on managing relationships with key investors and their advisers across Europe.

Prior to joining the Firm, he was a partner with Eaton Partners, a global placement agent where he was responsible for Europe and focused on German-speaking countries and UK-based investors, and a managing director for Capital Dynamics, a global private equity asset manager where he was responsible for establishing a global business development team and covering key clients. Earlier in his career, he worked for Sitka Partners and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

Olav received a Master of Law in 1995 and studied at Bonn, Freiburg, and Kiel University in Germany. He is a fully qualified German lawyer (“Rechtsanwalt”). Olav speaks German.

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”).