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Fund Finance [definition]:  Fund Finance is a relatively new practice area within most major commercial banks and encompasses lending to all private equity classes (including buyouts, growth and venture capital, real assets, fund of funds and secondaries, etc.).  Most commonly, banks and other lenders provide financing to the funds, but may also lend to the GPs.  These credit facilities are uniquely structured versus typical corporate lending and usually rely on the underlying LPs.  In select cases, the credit structures may also be underwritten against the assets and the performance of the actual funds.    

5Capital has long term industry relationships with most banks and lenders in the space.  We literally wrote the book on fund finance. Working with 5Capital allows the funds to get the best available financial and commercial terms, in the market, in a time efficient and cost effective manner. 


We are able to advise across all Fund Finance products, including:


  • Bridge capital call line of credit /subscription credit facilities

  • Equity commitment & GP credit lines

  • Leverage facilities

  • Engagement with suitable banks/lenders and the best possible terms

A select list of banks that we have relationships with is as follows:

  • Union Bank (MUFG)

  • Investec

  • Stifel Bank

  • BMO

  • Square 1 Bank

  • Wells Fargo

  • JP Morgan

  • Citi

  • RBS

  • Lloyds 

  • Barclays

  • First Republic Bank

  • Silicon Valley Bank

  • The Goldman Sachs Group, etc.  

Fund finance banks and fund finance lawyers are also welcome to contact us to see how we can collaborate with them.