What is a direct co-investment?

An equity co-investment is an investment made directly into a company alongside a private equity fund manager.

Our approach to direct co-investments

Because of our longstanding relationships leading fund managers and co-underwriting capabilities HarbourVest provides access to differentiated global opportunities. Our dedicated team evaluates opportunities alongside lead general partners with the goal of creating a well-diversified portfolio. If you are looking to gain targeted exposure to certain geographies, investment types, or sectors with specialized sponsors, HarbourVest has the resources and experience to create a program that meets your needs.




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Investors: Why consider HarbourVest?

Whether you are a limited partner looking for diversified, cost-effective exposure to private equity, a leading general partner looking for a trusted and reliable partner to finance a transaction, or a company leader looking for an experienced and knowledgeable investor, HarbourVest can help achieve your goals.

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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”).