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HarbourVest opens Toronto office

Private equity investment firm HarbourVest Partners has established an office in Toronto, with Senia Rapisarda joining as a Principal to lead the local presence in Canada.

HarbourVest currently manages USD1.5 billion on behalf of several institutional Canadian investors. Senia Rapisarda has been working with HarbourVest for over a year on a consulting basis to explore the Canadian market opportunity and help develop plans for a local presence. 
“We are very pleased to announce our latest global office in Toronto and to welcome Senia Rapisarda to our team. Senia brings significant Canadian growth equity investment experience to our team and complements our firm's global perspective,” says Rob Wadsworth, managing director at HarbourVest. “Our first office and dedicated team in country enable HarbourVest to expand our long history of investing in Canadian private market opportunities and to provide our clients with access to compelling investment opportunities.”
The firm has a long track record of investing in Canada (since 1989), with more than US$425 million of indirect investments into over 200 Canadian companies through primary fund investments and secondary investments and investments of US$40 million in Canadian growth equity transactions. The firm plans to increase its focus on Canada and its sourcing of primary fund investments, secondary deals, and direct co-investment opportunities across the market.

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