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The HarbourVest London Team

Thomas Wyss, FIA

Principal

London

About Thomas

Thomas Wyss joined HarbourVest in 2023 and is a member of HarbourVest’s Custom Solutions Group, with a focus on Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs).

Prior to joining the Firm, Tom was a member of the Customized Portfolio Solutions team at KKR in New York, focused on strategic products and services and acting as the primary investment contact for existing and prospective clients. He was also previously a senior consultant in the private equity research team at Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting in Chicago, where he was the head of fund of funds and secondary funds research as well as leading a variety of global private equity consulting client relationships.

Tom received a MSc in Actuarial Science from Imperial College London and a MPhys in Physics from Durham University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

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”).