HarbourVest hires ex-Paul Capital exec

Abuzar Anaswala joined the global investment manager in September and brings the number of secondaries professionals it employs to 30.

HarbourVest Partners has hired a former Paul Capital secondaries professional for its Boston headquarters, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Abuzar Anaswala joined the global investment manager in September as a vice-president and focuses on sourcing and evaluating traditional and complex secondaries opportunities, according to HarbourVest’s website. Anaswala joined from steel distributor SB International where he was a director working on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and portfolio management.

Abuzar Anaswala

Prior to SB International, he spent almost seven years at Paul Capital where he focused on private equity secondaries and hedge fund side pocket deals in North America, western Europe, China, and India, according to his LinkedIn.

Earlier in his career, Anaswala spent two years as an analyst at advisory firm Cogent Partners, now part of Greenhill Cogent, where he conducted private equity secondaries research.

HarbourVest has 30 professionals in its secondaries team, including at least three who joined its Boston headquarters as associates in July, according to its website.