Peter Lipson - harbourvest
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Peter Lipson

Managing Director


About Peter

Peter Lipson focuses on private credit, global direct co-investments as well as primary and secondary investments in Latin America. Peter serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Credit Investment Committee. He joined HarbourVest in 1997 as an associate focused on direct investments in operating companies and rejoined the Firm’s direct investment team in 2001 after receiving his MBA. Peter was instrumental in establishing HarbourVest’s presence in Bogotá including building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in the region. Peter serves as a director of Lytx, HilCo Vision and TownePark.

Before joining HarbourVest, he worked as a financial analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Brothers.

Peter received a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 1993, an MS in Information Systems from the University of Virginia in 1995, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001.

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”).