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The HarbourVest Boston Team

Stephanie Desanges

Vice President

Boston

About Stephanie

Stephanie Desanges joined HarbourVest in 2023 as a product specialist focused on direct co-investments and works closely with both the investment and investor relations teams.

Prior to joining the Firm, Stephanie’s previous work experience includes Paypal (Alternative/Digital Assets), a Middle East Family Office (Private Equity Portfolio Management), J.P. Morgan (Alternative Investments), and Goldman Sachs Asset Management International in London (Business Development). She started her career in Real Estate Credit Investment Banking at JP Morgan.

Stephanie received a dual master’s degree, an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and an MPA in International Affairs from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration focused on Finance from Northeastern University (cum laude).

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”).