About Us

Deliver Superior Terms, Tighten Pricing,
Expedite Successful Execution.
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FFP is a team of professionals that collectively have led the execution of over 600 unique fund finance transactions. 

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FFP delivers innovative debt capital solutions to alternative investment managers seeking optimal fund capital structures.
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Efficiently obtain the best terms, at the best price, on all types of debt capital structures for alternative asset managers.

Proven ability to arrange the widest range of private fund financing products.

OUR BUSINESS

FFP optimizes your ability to effectively finance your funds
and asset management business, from concept through execution,
and after closing.

Tailor Fund Finance Strategy

Assist alternative asset managers formulating financing strategies for funds and asset management platforms.

Solicit Financing Proposals

Craft message and collateral to market the asset managers’ desired fund finance solution and go to market.

Execute Optimal Fund Finance Solution

Evaluate proposals from traditional and non-traditional lenders and negotiate optimal solutions on behalf of asset managers.

NEWS & INSIGHTS

PRIVATE DEBT INVESTOR: BDCs – A Market That’s Turned Ugly Fast

The second quarter will be a crucial reporting period for business development companies, which target their capital at the US economic heartland of SMEs. Robin Blumenthal gets the lowdown from the market on the challenges that lie ahead. April is the cruellest month, or so said the poet TS Eliot in the years following the…

Bloomberg: For Private Debt’s BDCs, the Worst May Be Yet to Come This Year

By: Kelsey Butler Business development companies, the most visible pocket of the $800 billion private credit market, face more dividend cuts and possibly even restructurings later this year after the Covid- 19 pandemic has bruised their portfolios. The companies this month released results for the quarter ended March 31, and the industry saw steep drop-offs in the value of investments and other headwinds caused by the new coronavirus. BDCs that wrote downthe loans they own by about 6.5% ended up posting declines in their net asset value per share ranging between 6% and 30%, according to JMP Securities analyst Christopher York. Those writedowns make…

Driving Efficiency in Fund Finance: The Future is Now

The Fund Finance market has been on an incredible run. We at FFP, like many of you reading this, want to see that success continue.  We believe that the only way the market can maintain its staggering growth rate is to evolve, innovate and modernize its transaction processes. As many of you know, the core…

OUR LEADERS

Zac Barnett

Co-founder

​In his nearly 20 years of experience as an attorney in the fund finance space, Zac is considered a pioneer of the industry. He has represented investment banks and fund sponsors on some of the largest, most complex fund financings, earning him annual recognition in Chambers. His broad range of experience in connection with loans to various real estate, private equity, secondaries, private credit, energy, infrastructure and hedge funds provides FFP with the knowledge necessary to guide fund sponsors through the process of securing various fund financings.

Richard Wheelahan, III

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Since 2007, Richard has been advising fund sponsors and lenders, in both an advisory and principal capacity. In addition to co-founding FFP, Richard was the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and a Director of a $3 billion asset manager investing debt and equity in lower middle-market companies. During his ten tenure, Richard executed numerous capital markets initiatives on behalf of the firm’s investment vehicles and oversaw fund formation activity, developing comingled funds, SMA concepts, a NASDAQ listed BDC, and joint ventures.

Our Leaders

Zac Barnett

Co-founder

​​In his nearly 20 years of direct experience as an attorney in the fund finance space, Zac is considered a pioneer of the industry. He has represented investment banks and fund sponsors on some of the largest, most complex fund financings, earning him annual recognition in Chambers. His broad range of experience in connection with loans to various real estate, private equity, secondaries, private credit, energy, infrastructure and hedge funds provides FFP with the knowledge necessary to guide fund sponsors through the process of securing various fund financings.

Richard Wheelahan, III

Co-founder

Since 2007, Richard has been advising fund sponsors and lenders, in both an advisory and principal capacity. In addition to co-founding FFP, Richard was the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and a Director of a $3 billion asset manager investing debt and equity in lower middle-market companies. During his ten tenure, Richard executed numerous capital markets initiatives on behalf of the firm’s investment vehicles and oversaw fund formation activity, developing comingled funds, SMA concepts, a NASDAQ listed BDC, and joint ventures.

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