Gavin Rees


Based in London, Gavin Rees manages firm relationships for Silicon Valley Bank's Global Fund Banking in the UK and Europe. He has 30 years of specialist commercial banking experience in the UK and US, of which 17 years have been focused on funds finance.

Gavin and his team leverage 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.

Prior to joining SVB, Gavin was at Barclays where he led the European private equity funds team. Before that, he 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.

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Global Fund Banking
Head of Relationship Management, UK

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