The HarbourVest London Team

Sarah-Jane O’Sullivan

Vice President, Operational Due Diligence


About Sarah-Jane

Sarah-Jane O’Sullivan joined HarbourVest in 2022 as Vice President, Operational Due Diligence (ODD). Sarah-Jane is responsible for leading the global ODD team to execute on the ODD program. The ODD team is responsible for evaluating and reporting on the operational controls of potential and existing investment managers across all investment platforms.

Sarah-Jane joined HarbourVest from Willis Towers Watson (WTW), where she led the European ODD team. In this role, she had responsibility for leading ODD reviews on the most prevalent European asset managers in the firm’s fiduciary management portfolios and also developing WTW’s Structured Assessment Method client offering. Prior to that, Sarah-Jane was a Consultant in the Mercer Sentinel© team, where she was responsible for conducting ODD reviews of asset managers across liquid and private strategies, and leading a number of client relationships.

Sarah-Jane received a BSc (Hons) in Human Biology from Loughborough University.

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”).