Harvard seeks to sell $2.5B in endowment assets

Harvard University’s endowment is trying to sell about $2.5 billion of private equity, venture capital and real estate investments, according to a person familiar with the matter. Harvard Management Co., which oversees the university’s $35.7 billion endowment, has hired Cogent Partners, a unit of Greenhill & Co., to seek bidders in the secondary market, the person said. Harvard is shopping almost $1 billion of private equity and venture capital investments, and about $1.6 billion of real estate,...

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