The HarbourVest Hong Kong Team

Patrick Qian

Vice President

Hong Kong

About Patrick

Patrick Qian joined HarbourVest in 2019 and focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including traditional and complex transactions.

Patrick joined the Firm from Lazard in Hong Kong, where he was an investment banking associate focusing on M&A transactions across diversified sectors.

Patrick received a BSc (first class honours) in Risk Management and Finance from The University of Hong Kong in 2014. He speaks fluent Mandarin. 

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”).