HarbourVest Partners is a private equity fund of funds and one of the largest private equity investment managers globally. The firm invests in all types of private equity funds, including venture capital and leveraged buyout funds, and also directly in operating companies. HarbourVest manages investments in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.Founded in 1982 as Hancock Venture Partners, a subsidiary of John Hancock Insurance, HarbourVest is based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in London and Hong Kong. HarbourVest has approximately 80 investment professionals globally and manages approximately $18 billion of investor commitments.Investors in HarbourVest funds include various types of institutional investors such as public and corporate pension funds, endowments, foundations and financial institutions.HarbourVest has completed a number of significant secondary market investments in private equity:.
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bain Capital has agreed to buy Australian software maker MYOB for about A$1. 2 billion ($1. 3 billion) after Sage Group plc's bid ran into last-minute trouble, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Saturday.
The latest company to try to go public: Envivio, which said in a filing with the SEC this morning that it hopes to raise as much as $69 million by selling its stock to the public. The company sells technology used by telecom firmz, cable operators, and content owners to deliver high-quality video to mobile phones, set top boxes and PCs.
Acclaris, a Tampa, Fla. -based provider of healthcare financial technology, has been acquired by a private equity consortium. No financial terms were disclosed. Investors include Staley Capital, Trident Capital, HarbourVest Partners and existing shareholder Updata Venture Partners.
The company will invest in primary and secondary European senior secured loans of European private-equity backed mid-market companies. It will be managed by HarbourVest Senior Loan Advisors, an affiliate of private equity firm HarbourVest Partners.