The HarbourVest London Team

Yassin Knocke



About Yassin

Yassin Knocke joined HarbourVest in 2019 and focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including traditional and complex transactions.

Yassin joined the Firm from Helios Investment Partners, where he was most recently a vice president focused on evaluating and executing investments in emerging markets. Prior to this, he held the associate role in the IBD Financial Institutions groups at both J.P. Morgan and Nomura International.

Yassin received an MSc in Management with a concentration in Finance and Statistics from the University of Mannheim in 2008 and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. He is a native German 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”).