Structuring Umbrella Credit Facilities in Fund Finance: Multiple Funds With Different Borrowing Bases
Drafting a Single Credit Facility With Distinct Covenants, Reps and Warranties, and Events of Default for Each Borrowing Base
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the structuring of credit facilities comprised of multiple funds having similar sponsorship but different borrowing bases. The panel will discuss how the fund group concept should be documented to provide a single credit facility with distinct covenants, reps and warranties, and events of default applicable to each borrowing base.
- Umbrella facilities: multiple borrower bases and the fund group concept
- Advantages and disadvantages of the umbrella structure
- Documenting umbrella facilities
- Types of fund groups
- Multiple borrowers with a shared borrower base
- Multiple funds with common investor(s) but each with a different borrower base
- Funds with capital commitments and assets segregated within the partnership agreement
- Luxemburg umbrella
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- When is an umbrella facility a desirable option for a borrower or a lender? What are the pitfalls?
- In structuring the facility, what kinds of amendments must be made to each fund's partnership documents?
- How should the loan documents address partial ownership of multiple assets by multiple funds?
- How do the different types of fund groups affect the deal structure?
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Debevoise & Plimpton
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