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Sean Gillespie



About Sean

Sean Gillespie joined HarbourVest in 2016 and focuses on private credit investments. He began his career in the Firm’s direct investment team, where he focused on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct equity co-investments and junior credit investments.

Sean joined the Firm from Canaccord Genuity in Boston, where he spent two years as a senior analyst and an associate in the Technology Investment Banking Group. Previously, he was an analyst in the Leveraged Finance group at Citizens Financial Group.

He received a BA (magna cum laude) from the College of the Holy Cross in 2012.

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”).