The HarbourVest Boston Team

Rajesh Senapati

Managing Director


About Rajesh

Rajesh Senapati joined HarbourVest in 2005 as an associate focused on secondary investments. Raj focuses on global secondary private equity investments purchased through both traditional and more complex transactions. He has played a lead role in HarbourVest’s public market transactions including the 2011 acquisition of Absolute Private Equity, a Swiss SIX listed investment company, as well as the 2012 acquisition of the investment portfolio of Conversus Capital, a Euronext listed investment company.

In addition to his time at HarbourVest, Raj’s prior experience includes working for Castanea Partners, a consumer focused private equity firm, as well as J.P. Morgan, as an investment banking analyst in the diversified industrials group.

Raj received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2003 and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2010.

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”).