Infrastructure and
real assets

Investors looking to add a broad real assets allocation to their private markets portfolio and gain access to key market sectors, including energy, power, infrastructure, and natural resources turn to HarbourVest.

Infrastructure and real assets also serve as a crucial portfolio diversifier as they tend to respond to different economic conditions than other private asset classes. The performance of real assets, for example, has been positively correlated with inflation which has made them an effective hedge during periods when prices have risen.
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Investors: Why consider HarbourVest?

Investing in infrastructure and real assets, which can be highly complex in nature, requires extensive domain expertise and strong deal execution capabilities. HarbourVest employs a differentiated approach to investing in infrastructure and real assets, which includes a secondary markets-focused strategy, a flexible investment mandate, and an asset selection framework designed to help mitigate risk while harnessing upside potential. The investment team has deep industry experience, which is complemented by the broader capabilities of the firm’s global investment platform.
Specialized expertise
Investments in real assets can pose distinct tax, regulatory, contractual, or structural challenges. HarbourVest brings decades of highly specialized experience for our clients, including extensive operational capabilities, a deep familiarity with asset-level complexity, and tax and structuring knowledge that can help offset these and other risks.
Approach to underwriting
HarbourVest’s asset selection framework imposes financial discipline on underwriting and seeks real assets investments with limited downside risk to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns throughout cycles.
Whether investors are looking to gain targeted exposure to certain real assets sub-sectors, geographies, or investment types, HarbourVest creates programs that can effectively meet its clients’ unique needs.

What are infrastructure and real assets?

Infrastructure and real assets investments typically include companies or assets that are analyzed on the basis of intrinsic value, operating characteristics, contracts, physical location, replacement cost, or other tangible factors. The definition may include the assets themselves or the associated businesses that service and support them. Industry sectors that HarbourVest focuses on include energy, power and infrastructure, and natural resources.

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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”).