Fund Finance

A market-leading funds finance practice

Fund Finance

Our global finance practice is at the top of the market, and as part of that our fund finance team is able to provide clients with a unique offering, including:

  • One of the broadest, deepest and globally integrated funds practices of any leading global law firm. Our experienced global team can advise you on the structuring, formation, taxation, financing and regulation of all types of investment funds for investment in all types of asset classes;
  • Advice on all aspects of your transaction. Our team have the depth and breadth of experience to advise you on a wide variety of facilities or securities-based financings, across the full universe of features;
  • Understanding how your funds are structured and the unique financing issues each structure presents. Our team regularly deals with all kinds of fund structures based in a wide variety of jurisdictions, allowing us to understand the financing issues relevant to you, including taking and perfecting security over different assets in different ways in different jurisdictions, and understanding and dealing with the concerns of all stakeholders, from GPs to investors to lenders.

Our team is experienced across all asset classes, including private equity, emerging market, large buy-out and mid-market funds, debt, infrastructure, real estate, energy and fund of funds.

We pride ourselves on developing commercial and pragmatic solutions, drawing on our market-leading technical excellence, experience and understanding of the markets.

We advise clients on a wide variety of facilities including the full spectrum of features, including:

  • Equity bridges
  • Capital call/borrowing base facilities
  • Omnibus/umbrella facilities
  • Facilities to fund managers
  • Warehousing facilities
  • NAV facilities with recourse to fund assets (including loans to fund direct lending activities)

We advise and document on all aspects of fund finance, including: 

  • Capital call facilities 
  • Fund margin lending 
  • Investment manager fee income loans 
  • Investment trust loans 
  • Financial collateral arrangements advice and analysis 
  • Funds due diligence 
  • Acting for funds as alternative bank lenders including in relation to acquisition finance (including stretched senior, unitranche, second lien, first loss/second loss and mezzanine finance) and real estate finance (senior and mezzanine)

We advise on fund structures across a wide range of jurisdictions, including:

  • Cayman Islands 
  • Delaware 
  • England & Wales 
  • Luxembourg 
  • Jersey 
  • Guernsey 
  • Ireland 
  • Germany 
  • France 
  • Mauritius
 

We provide advice across many fund asset classes, including: 

  • Private equity 
  • Large buy-out and mid-market funds
  • Debt
  • Infrastructure
  • Real estate 
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Fund of funds
  • Emerging market
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