Fund liquidity solutions

A&O Shearman's global fund liquidity solutions team advises banks, agents, alternative lenders and investment fund managers on the full spectrum of upstream and downstream fund finance, and fund finance adjacent, products.  

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Our lawyers have in-depth technical and commercial knowledge of all fund finance products, including traditional capital call/subscription credit facilities; NAV-based facilities; hybrid facilities; HNW facilities; co-investment facilities; GP and management fee line (manco) structures; leveraged asset level, secondary and continuation facilities; and equity commitment transactions.  

We also have extensive experience advising on private CLOs and securitization structures, as well as derivative products such as capital relief trades and SRTs, which can be used to optimize fund leverage, liquidity and risk management.  

Integrated fund finance practice with global and local expertise 

The global nature of our team is a key asset to our clients in executing these transactions, many of which are cross-border. We operate in all the world’s leading markets and are well-versed in the nuances of multijurisdictional financings. 

We can also offer exceptional breadth of experience and local knowledge through industry and product specialists in our funds and asset management, real asset (including real estate, transportation and infrastructure), private equity, private credit, insurance, tax, and regulatory groups.  

Our clients benefit from a single, integrated, cross-border team with a clear understanding of the current legal and commercial issues relevant to all parties. 

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