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Why Australia’s BGH needn’t worry about slow deployment – yet

TPG veteran Ben Gray’s firm is understood to be using credit lines to avoid fee-drag on Australia’s largest first-time fund.

Credit firms want a piece of the fund finance market

Credit shops have traditionally avoided the strategy, but innovative new opportunities are luring them to carve a niche for themselves

Texas Teachers: ‘good intention’ of credit lines being lost

Comments from one of the US's largest pension plans are a reminder that the debate around credit lines is not settled.

Fund finance is here to stay

The use of facilities is so ingrained in the private equity industry that nothing short of an extreme event can turn back the tide.

Abraaj dispute prompts lenders to close fund finance loophole

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm's collapse.

Crestline: Fear of market pullback buoys portfolio finance

Provisions to allow this kind of borrowing are becoming better documented in LPAs, the co-head of Crestline's portfolio finance vehicle tells PEI.

Silicon Valley Bank on Abraaj, evolving credit lines & HNWs

The lender’s head of global fund banking for EMEA tells PEI about the implications of the Abraaj Group saga, enhancements in underwriting, changing LP bases and fee structures.

What we know about Apax from its listed trust

Apax Global Alpha’s interim statement sheds light on subscription credit lines, fund deployment and an appetite for healthcare.

HVPE cashes in as HarbourVest embraces credit lines

The use of debt to delay capital calls saw HVPE’s distributions outweigh investments last year.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend
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