March 1, 2017 – HarbourVest Partners has once again been recognized by industry peers who voted for the 2016 Private Equity International Awards. HarbourVest won in three categories—Fund of Funds Manager of the Year in Europe, Firm of the Year in Canada, and Secondaries Deal of the Year in Europe (for the SVG deal)—while also reaching the podium in six other categories.

Private Equity International announced the award winners on March 1, 2017, following one month of voting during which time more than 6,400 votes were cast from across the globe, “recognising the firms, deals and advisors that shaped the industry in 2016.”

HarbourVest won in the following categories:

  • Fund of Funds Manager of the Year in Europe
    • Recognized for the more than half a billion dollars put to work in primary fund commitments in Europe
  • Firm of the Year in Canada
    • Recognized for the success in raising its first dedicated Canada Growth Fund, C$375 million under Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP)
  • Secondaries Deal of the Year in Europe
    • Recognized for closing its ninth secondary fund above target at $4.8 billion and for the notable SVG transaction

HarbourVest was also nominated and received recognition in the following categories:

  • Secondaries Firm of the Year in Europe – 3rd place
  • Secondaries Deal of the Year in the Americas – 2nd place
  • Fund of Funds Manager of the Year in North America – 2nd place
  • Co-Investment of the Year in Asia – 3rd place
  • Secondaries Firm of the Year in Asia – 3rd place
  • Fund of Funds Manager of the Year in Asia – 2nd place

To get a full account of the awards read the PEI Awards 2016 report