Financial Sponsors was a pioneer and now a leader in the global private fund finance market – with over 20 years of experience, having established in the late 1990s.  Our business is founded on deep through-the-cycle relationships with our clients, working in partnership with leading managers of private market funds to deliver broad and innovative financing solutions. 

We are one of the few financial institutions that operate across the risk spectrum in fund finance from a single business unit. Our support ranges from the lowest risk capital subscription-based financing through to asset-backed, general partner and management company financing.  Our client offering also includes foreign exchange risk management solutions and transaction banking.

The business supports a core set of managers and funds across its dual-location of London and New York.  Client relationships span geographies and private market asset classes both horizontally and vertically.  These include private equity (direct and fund of funds including secondaries), private debt, private infrastructure and private real estate.

We lend bilaterally and also lead a number of significant banking syndicates in the fund finance market, including the largest single fund level financing in Europe. We have a reputation for innovation and consistency of delivery and have developed a number of innovative financings including certain bespoke deal structures which support our client’s strategic aspirations in the global secondary market for private equity interests.  

The focus is on developing long-term relationships and working with many of the Sponsors with whom Strategic Debt Finance and Infrastructure & Project Finance work with at a transactional level, in terms of funding mergers & acquisition deals and project financing. 

“Our clients are long term investors in private markets underpinned by strong institutional platforms with deep resources and a proven ability to thrive in dynamically changing economic conditions across multiple geographies. Lloyds Bank Financial Sponsors’ strategy is well aligned to this as we provide long term through-the-cycle relationship support, working in partnership with clients to build solutions for their continually evolving fund finance needs.” 
Jill Wilson, Head of Financial Sponsors

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