Liquidity Options for Private Equity Funds in the Current Market

Preferred Equity Lines, Continuation Funds, Top-Up Funds, Expansion of Existing Credit Facilities

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Course Materials

This CLE course will analyze different options for providing liquidity to private equity funds that are facing a shortage of capital in the current market environment. The panel will review the mechanics and the pros and cons of these alternative structures.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues unprecedented market disruption, private equity fund managers are seeking ways to provide additional capital to cash-strapped portfolio companies and raise additional capital on a quick timeline to take advantage of favorable investment and expansion opportunities.

This webinar will explore several avenues of raising such additional capital, including preferred equity lines, top-up funds, continuation funds, and expansion of existing subscription facility collateral.

Listen as our authoritative panel of practitioners discusses the structure, benefits, and pitfalls of these alternative fund structures. The panel will compare and contrast these alternative structures and discuss how they fit in the current fundraising landscape.



  1. Preferred equity lines
  2. Continuation funds
  3. Top-up funds
  4. Expansion of existing credit facilities and/or NAV loans


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How has COVID-19 impacted the liquidity of private equity funds?
  • How can preferred equity lines, top-up funds, and continuation funds be used to raise additional capital?
  • What are the benefits and pitfalls of these alternative structures?
  • When might an expansion of existing credit facilities be the better approach?


Bloch, Raphael
Raphael Bloch

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Bloch practices in the areas of Asset Management and Industries.

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Farhadieh, Arash
Arash Farhadieh

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Farhadieh is a partner in the Asset Management Group. He has extensive experience in advising private fund managers...  |  Read More

Greene, Brian I.
Brian I. Greene

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Greene is a partner in the Asset Management Group. He regularly advises domestic and foreign sponsors and investors...  |  Read More

Proctor, Mark
Mark Proctor

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Proctor is a partner in the Asset Management Group. Mark advises private fund managers on structuring,...  |  Read More

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