The HarbourVest Tokyo Team

Tatsuya Kubo

久保 達哉

Managing Director


About Tatsuya

Tatsuya Kubo joined the Firm in 2010 and focuses on enhancing and building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in Japan. Tatsuya serves on the advisory board of partnerships managed by Unison Capital Partners.

Tatsuya joined the Firm from Fortress Investment Group Japan, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Business Development after launching the Japan-based business. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years as a senior manager at Norinchukin Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Japan, where he built and managed an alternative investment portfolio.

He received a BA in Economics from Waseda University in 1988 and an MBA from Duke University in 1994. Tatsuya is a native Japanese speaker.

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”).