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Debevoise Advises HarbourVest in Closing Secondary Fund at $2.9 Billion

New York – April 24, 2009 (LAWFUEL) – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising HarbourVest Partners, LLC in connection with the formation of Dover Street VII L.P., a $2.9 billion global secondary fund. Dover VII makes secondary investments in venture capital, leveraged buyout, and other private equity assets, as well as portfolios of operating companies. HarbourVest today announced the final close of the fund.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor, providing programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, distressed debt, and real estate. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Debevoise team is led by partner David J. Schwartz and includes partner Adele M. Karig, counsel Alicia C. McCarthy and associates Natalia L. Cortez and David K. Lutz.

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