HarbourVest Principal Carolina Espinal has been named on Dow Jones’ Private Equity News’ second annual list of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Private Equity. The editors of Financial News have created a list of professionals that “celebrates some of the most promising men and women in the private equity industry.”

The article states “Espinal has always pursued her long-held ambition to work in investment – as a child she wanted to be a stockbroker after playing the Nintendo video game Wall Street Kid. Ten years ago, having become the first Honduran to complete a masters in finance at London Business School, she joined HarbourVest Partners in London. In her decade at the fund of funds manager, she has worked on making primary commitments to private equity funds across Europe and Latin America.”

Carolina joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2004 as an analyst focusing on partnership and direct investments in Europe and other emerging markets and became a principal in 2011. Carolina currently focuses on evaluating and monitoring European venture capital and buyout partnership investments and has collaborated with the secondary group on several investment opportunities. She currently serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by Abénex Capital, ECI, Inflexion, and Litorina Capital Advisors.

Her previous experience includes two years as a financial analyst with the Merrill Lynch Energy and Power mergers and acquisitions team in Houston.

For more information, please visit the Financial News 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Private Equity website.