HarbourVest’s Global Private Markets Platform Value Add

  • Deep Sector Expertise – HarbourVest’s long-standing tech expertise and due diligence enabled it to support the investment thesis and participate in the take-private offer, which was submitted just weeks after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the fall of 2008
  • Large, Knowledgeable Global Investor – HarbourVest had the ability and willingness to co-underwrite with Archer what was a complex deal “on the buy” and its full alignment with Archer helped to enhance negotiations with Bain Capital “on the sell”
  • A Reliable, Long-Term Partner – As an endorsement of its trusted partnership, Archer voluntarily shared with HarbourVest the award for 2012 Best Management Buyout in Australia it received from the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Benefits to HarbourVest Investors

  • Co-investment Access – Access, and securing desired investment amount, to a highly successful co-investment deal with a world-class general partner
  • Broaden Investment Opportunity Set – The successful partnership demonstrated by the MYOB deal allowed HarbourVest to secure a sizeable allocation in Archer’s 2011 fund, which was significantly oversubscribed, and positions the firm’s investors favorably for future investment collaborations
  • Risk Management and Tax Efficiency – HarbourVest actively hedged currency risk for its US and European investors during the sale process to create certainty of investment returns and its active management of the investment structure ensured tax efficient and timely distribution of investment proceeds to investors


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