What are emerging and diverse investments?

These are investment programs that seek to drive capital toward newer managers as well as funds that are female and/or minority-led. These strategies, which may be used together or individually, focus on:
  • Emerging managers (primarily first-, second-, or third-time funds)
  • Diverse managers (female and/or minority general partners)
  • Underserved markets (funds that invest in companies that have historically lacked access to capital)

Investors: Why consider HarbourVest?

The belief that backing emerging teams and strong financial returns can be accomplished in combination underpins our emerging and diverse investment strategy.

With more than 10 years of experience working with emerging and diverse managers, as well as underserved markets, we are poised to identify promising fund managers and connect female and minority-led businesses with sources of capital. Our competitive advantage lies in our commitment to creating value for our partners, our vast network of industry relationships, and our expertise in the lower middle market.
Our emerging and diverse programs are managed by the former BAML Capital Access Funds team, which HarbourVest acquired in 2016. Whether you’re looking for investment exposure to emerging managers or you’re interested in driving capital toward underrepresented managers, HarbourVest is committed to providing our partners with access to private market solutions.

When you invest with HarbourVest, you benefit from:

Our Emerging and Diverse team sources and reviews over 250 competitive investment opportunities in the emerging domestic market.
We have proven experience meeting the targeted mandates of large public pension funds and other institutional investors.
We provide capital to underserved markets and focus on diversity and access to capital as part of our commitment to social responsibility.

Contact us to discuss our investment strategies.

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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”).