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About the Author

Gavin's team in London leverages SVB’s unique platform and unparalleled expertise to provide private equity and venture capital firms across the UK and Europe with holistic and flexible liquidity and fund-level debt solutions. These products include capital call facilities, fund guaranteed loans to portfolio companies, NAV based facilities, management company working capital lines and GP commitment financing.

Gavin has 30 years of specialist commercial banking experience in the UK and US, of which 17 have been focused on funds finance. Gavin joined Silicon Valley Bank from Barclays, where he led the European private equity funds team. Before that, Gavin was a founder member of WestLB’s Funds Finance group in New York.

Gavin was awarded a BA(Hons) in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.