HarbourVest is very pleased to announce that Managing Director George Anson has been appointed Chairman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA). As the Chairman, George continues to apply his perspective as both an investor in private equity and a manager of funds to help promote the industry across Europe and around the world.

HarbourVest’s platform of investing in private equity through fund commitments, secondary purchases, and direct investments in companies gives us a broad perspective, and we are very pleased to have George represent our firm as the Chairman. While serving as Chairman, George will continue his activities as a managing director of HarbourVest.

The role of the EVCA and other similar associations is particularly vital in light of pending and proposed legislation, such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and Solvency II. Both of these initiatives are likely to have a significant impact on how private equity investors and managers conduct business.

About the EVCA and the Platform Councils
The EVCA includes four platform councils (Venture Capital, Mid Market, Large Buyout, and Limited Partners). These platform councils allow the EVCA to focus on topics relevant to each group while also bringing together the interests of all parties across the private equity spectrum. The role of Chairman of the EVCA rotates between these four platform councils. HarbourVest has been a long-standing member of the EVCA and applauds the organization for the active role it plays representing, promoting, and protecting the interests of the European private equity and venture capital industry. George was an inaugural member of the LP Platform council.

Laura Thaxter
Tel: +1 617 348 3695