Investments

Strategic finance for investors in private equity

Liquidity and growth finance

NAV finance enables management companies, funds and institutional investors to optimise their portfolios and achieve the best performance for their investors.

We are the leading provider of NAV finance, also known as portfolio finance, for top-tier private equity investors.

Partnering with high quality managers to support their ambition, growth and performance objectives. Delivering an efficient process and certainty of execution, all our transactions are structured to align GP and LP interests to achieve a positive outcome for all parties and build long-term relationships, we are currently investing from our 17Capital Fund 5 which closed at its hard cap of $2.9 billion.

Our offerings

NAV-based non-dilutive source of capital

Accelerate liquidity

Increase capital

  • Increase investment capacity
  • Support portfolio / asset growth
  • Max and retain value creation
Increase capital

Accelerate liquidity

  • Generate cash without selling
  • Hold assets, retain value
  • Optimise performance
Certainty of execution €9bn invested
Consistency of terms 80 transactions
Efficient process (4-6 weeks to funding) 37 exits

Broad range of financing across the capital structure

Flexible financing in the form of preferred equity and NAV loans

Management Company

Our finance can be used as a GP or management company financing tool to finance a range of opportunities including enabling managers to increase their GP commitment, optimize their balance sheet, seed a new strategy or finance succession planning as an alternative to selling a minority equity stake.

Our finance can be provided against the various economics attributable to the management company including GP commitments, carried interest and management fees.

  • Financing GP commitments
  • Non-dilutive growth capital
  • Succession planning

Management Company

Financing GP team for balance sheet optimisation

US buyout manager

United States

$220m

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Management Company

Growth capital for GP to build its platform, seed new strategies and increase commitments

US buyout manager

United States

$80m

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Fund Portfolio

We partner with GPs / sponsors to offer flexible and non-dilutive financing solutions to existing funds. Our capital can be used to increase investment capacity to support the existing portfolio, for instance, to finance accretive add-ons or manage indebtedness. We can also accelerate liquidity to investors and help optimise fund performance.

Our finance is typically an alternative to individual company leverage or traditional liquidity events such as IPOs or M&A.

Finance is provided against the net asset value of the underlying portfolio and typically the lender receives the first distributions until a minimum return threshold has been achieved.

  • Additional capital to grow assets
  • Intermediate liquidity to investors
  • Managing portfolio

Fund Portfolio

Financing to two PE funds for opportunistic add-ons and growth opportunities

US buyout & growth manager

United States

$75m

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Fund Portfolio

Accelerating liqudity for LPs and creating recaliable fund capital

European buyout manager

Europe

€300m 

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Fund Portfolio

Financing to a PE fund for opportunistic add-ons

UK buyout manager

Europe

£125m

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Fund Portfolio

Financing for debt buy back at portfolio level and growth opportunities

US buyout manager

United States

$100m

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Fund Portfolio

Accelerating liquidity for funds LPs

European buyout manager

Europe

€275m

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Portfolio company

Directly financing separate portfolio companies with fund-level repayment mechanism

Global buyout & growth manager

Asia

€68m

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Portfolio company

Financing to a private equity fund to bridge an equity capital increase in portfolio company

European buyout manager

Europe

€100m

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Fund Portfolio

Increase capacity for follow-on investments

European buyout manager

Europe

€517m

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Fund Portfolio

Increase GP investment capacity for new and follow-on investments

European Fund Portfolio

Europe

€260m

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Fund Portfolio

Financing for accretive follow-on opportunities 

European private equity fund manager

Europe

€500m

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Investor

We partner with Limited Partners in high quality portfolios who may be seeking early liquidity, looking to fund commitments or rebalance their portfolio. As an alternative to a secondary sale we allow the investor to retain access to portfolio upside and typically provide capital upfront while avoiding a discount to NAV.

  • Retain future upside
  • Financing commitments
  • Portfolio re-balancing

Fund Investor

Financing to support an investor’s fund commitments and co-investments

US investment manager

United States

$165m

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Fund Investor

Financing for a teams’ commitment to their latest private equity fund

Investor in European buyout funds

Europe

€140m

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Fund Investor

Financing an LPs increased commitment to new funds

Investor in European buyout funds

Europe

€250m

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Why partner with us?

Efficient process with execution certainty

Efficient process (4-6 weeks to funding)
Flexible, tailored structuring
Consistency of terms
Consistency of terms
Certainty of execution
Certainty of execution
Efficient process (4-6 weeks to funding)
Efficient process
  • Feb 04 2022

    17Capital completes c.$1bn in management company financings

    To support the strategic objectives of U.S. based managers in 2H 2021 In the second half of 2021, 17Capital partnered with five top-tier, US-based private equity firms to address a range of strategic objectives in relation to franchise growth and ownership transition. These partnerships represent nearly $1 billion in completed transaction volume and illustrate the growing demand from private equity managers for non-dilutive solutions at the team and management company levels. 17Capital invested with managers across the size and maturity spectrum, from a growing specialist firm with $3 billion AUM to a multi-strategy platform with more than $75 billion AUM.   Transaction proceeds spanned a wide range of applications, including augmenting team commitments to a manager’s own funds, seeding new strategies, repurchasing equity in the management company from external investors, and helping the next generation of leadership acquire direct ownership in the manager. In all cases, 17Capital’s investment helped strengthen alignment between the private equity managers and their fund investors. Stephen Swentzel, Managing Director at 17Capital, said: "We are excited to partner with top-tier private equity managers to support their success, ambition, and growth. Demand for management company finance will continue to increase in 2022 and beyond, we look forward to building and expanding partnerships with leading managers.” 17Capital continues to see wider adoption of portfolio and management company financing among leading private equity managers looking to capitalize on compelling investment opportunities or accelerate liquidity to investors.  

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