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Fund Finance Group

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Our Fund Finance Group combines expertise from both our market-leading fund formation and finance practices.


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Danny Peel

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Danny is a partner in our Finance Group. He joined Travers Smith as a trainee in 2003 and became a partner in 2013. He specialises in acquisition, real estate and fund finance advising financial institutions, sponsors, investors and borrowers.

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This enables us to advise both lender and borrower clients on a wide range of fund finance lending structures, including:

  • investor call bridge / subscription facilities
  • "double leverage" facilities
  • NAV facilities
  • co-invest facilities

What differentiates Travers Smith from our competitors is our market knowledge. We have been prominent in the fund finance space for many years and have unparalleled experience of products in this sector. For example, we have advised The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited, one of the most active lenders in the European Fund Finance market, on more than 200 deals over the last 15 years.

"Travers Smith have developed a first rate knowledge of the funds sector over the years that we have worked with them. They provide excellent legal and commercial advice which enables us to effect transactions with our clients to all parties' satisfaction. We look forward to continuing this relationship in the coming years."

Alan Campbell,
Senior Director, The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited

The Fund Finance Group is led by Danny Peel and Charlie Bischoff, each of whom has extensive fund finance experience. Danny and Charlie bring not only in-depth technical and commercial knowledge but also a consistency of adviser which our clients value extremely highly. They are also able to call-on the experience of our "pure" funds practice which, as well as advising on fund formation and acting for investors, provides support on fund structuring, security arrangements and other LPA-related issues.

"I've worked with Travers Smith on funds matters for a number of years and I've always been impressed by the consistently high level of service right across the practice: responsive, technically strong, conscious of business reality, whilst being enjoyable people to work with."

David Pinder,
Head of Legal , Alternatives, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

Our fund finance clients and contacts comprise major banks, non-bank financial institutions, subordinated lenders, private equity houses, funds and overseas law firms, including:

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland plc;
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited;
  • Investec Specialist Bank;
  • Barclays Bank PLC;
  • Benson Elliot Real Estate Partners;
  • Meyer Bergman Group; and
  • Hermes GPE LLP.