The HarbourVest Boston Team

Sarah Zilzer

Principal, Primary Product Specialist


About Sarah

Sarah Zilzer joined HarbourVest in 2020 as a product specialist focused on global primary partnership investments.

Sarah joined the Firm from TIFF Investment Management, where she was an investment specialist on the private investments team, serving as a liaison between the investment team and existing and prospective investors. Her prior experience spans private investments consulting and research roles at Cambridge Associates.

Sarah received a BA in Music and Psychology from Amherst College in 2002 and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business 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”).