Secondary sellers

Opportunity through flexibility

When looking for the right buyer for your private equity interests, we at HarbourVest understand the dynamics at work, and the importance of securing the right partner – one that offers the best combination of experience, expertise, capital, and chemistry.
Since our first transaction in 1986, we’ve executed hundreds of secondary transactions around the globe – many of which involved complex, highly innovative structures. In addition, HarbourVest can access expertise, insights, and relationships across each part of the investment spectrum to further augment each opportunity for our clients making us a credible, prudent choice.

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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”).