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HarbourVest closes $1 bln for fund

Global investment firm HarbourVest has raised $1 billion in the final close of its oversubscribed 2013 Direct fund. The target was $750 million. According to the firm, the pool has more than 30 LPs, which include corporate pensions, public pensions and international foundations. It has already invested in ten buyout and growth equity transactions in the U.S., Australia and Latin America.

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Lagoon Capital and HarbourVest join forces in MENA secondary market

Lagoon Capital Partners Limited, a private equity and advisory firm based in the Dubai International Financial Center and HarbourVest have entered into an agreement for secondary private equity whereby they will jointly source, evaluate and invest in private equity assets held by investors from the MENA region. The opportunities may include the acquisition of LP commitments in private equity funds, the purchase of portfolios of direct private equity investments, spin outs from existing private equity platforms and facilitating the restructuring of underperforming private equity funds.

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