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Any transactions described on this site are included as representative transactions and are not necessarily reflective of overall results. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results, and there can be no assurance that any investment will achieve comparable results, that HarbourVest will be able to implement its investment strategy, or that significant losses will be avoided. 


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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”).