Access Solutions

We provide clients with flexible private markets investment solutions through fund investing, secondary, and direct co-investments, as well as commingled funds or separately managed accounts.

From Beijing to Bogotá to London and beyond, HarbourVest creates solutions that help our clients access private markets investment opportunities to reach their goals. Whether we are making primary investments in private equity funds, making secondary investments by purchasing private equity assets, or investing directly in promising companies alongside leading general partners, we relentlessly pursue a singular goal: to generate exceptional returns for our clients. Through our network of offices we combine a full immersion in the global private markets with a truly local perspective.

A trusted partner for over 35 years

When assessing opportunities in the private markets, there is no substitute for experience. HarbourVest is one of the industry’s most seasoned private markets investors, with more than $76 billion in assets under management, as of March 31, 2021, a stable and established team, long-term relationships with sought-after partners, and a proven ability to navigate the private markets in even the most challenging economic conditions.

We focus exclusively on private markets – and within them, we have long track records in fund investing, secondary investing, and direct co-investing. Our proven strategy allows each part of the investment spectrum to benefit from the expertise and insights that exists across all facets of our business. This strategic approach to navigating the private markets helps us to make better-informed investment decisions for our clients.

Understanding your needs today – and into the future

Investors in private markets have diverse and evolving needs. With specialist expertise across region, stage, and investment type, HarbourVest offers solutions to meet your goals – ranging from comprehensive, diversified global portfolios or niche portfolios focused on a particular market or strategy. These services are available through commingled funds, separately managed accounts, and custom services.

Active portfolio management

HarbourVest is an active investment manager, handling portfolio construction, due diligence, investment monitoring, and reporting from portfolio creation to liquidation. Our team draws upon years of experience to structure each portfolio, develop an allocation and diversification strategy, and seek the investments with the greatest potential for return.