Zac Barnett

Zac Barnett

Zac is considered a pioneer of the fund finance industry with more than two decades of experience as an attorney and advisor. He has represented investment banks and fund sponsors on some of the largest, most complex fund financings ever consummated, earning him annual recognition in Chambers, Private Equity International and Private Debt Investor. 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 the optimal fund financing solution.

His deep understanding of fund formats has led to the development of creative fund finance structures including hybrid, NAV structures and preferred equity facilities, private placements, open-end fund lending structures and several different variations of fund aftercare facilities.

As the Global Head of Mayer Brown’s Fund Finance practice and Co-Head of their Global Lending practice, Zac led over 500 fund financings including 350 individual subscription-backed credit facilities. Zac also co-founded the Annual Fund Finance Symposium, now administered by the Fund Finance Association.

Zac maintains a high-profile presence in the private equity and fund finance spheres. He is the pre-eminent writer in the space having authored more than 50 articles on various topics relating to the laws, regulations, and structures impacting the fund finance universe. He regularly moderates and sits on industry panels; his work has been cited in a number of prominent publications, from the Los Angeles Times to Bloomberg.