• Technically the Investment Manager of HVPE is HarbourVest Advisers L.P., an affiliate of HarbourVest Partners, LLC. However, we will refer to the Investment Manager as “HarbourVest Partners” throughout this website, being the firm’s recognised name.
  • HVPE is authorised as a closed-ended investment scheme in accordance with section 8 of the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended and rule 6.02 of the Authorised Closed-ended Investment Scheme Rules 2008. HVPE is managed by HarbourVest Advisers L.P. (the “investment manager”), an affiliate of HarbourVest Partners, LLC (“HarbourVest” or the “firm”), a private equity firm based in Boston, U.S.A. whose history dates back to 1982. The Company issued 83,000,000 shares at $10.00 per share in December 2007. The Company currently has 76,969,354 ordinary shares in issue.


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