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Corporate Banking Solutions for Financial Intermediaries

Private Equity Funds & Sponsors

Our dedicated Private Equity Team operates globally but with a core focus on clients operating in the UK, Europe and the US. We offer extended coverage and specialised support, including fund financing solutions, to clients operating across many different strategies in key global centres for the private equity sector.

Our sector-specific Relationship Directors have an average of 13 years’ banking experience.

    13 years average Relationship Director experience.¹

As one of our Private Equity clients, we can also offer you:

  • Access to products and services across the entire investment lifecycle, from raising capital, deployment and harvesting, for both funds and their sponsors.
  • Support in key financial centres, including London, New York, Dublin, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands.
  • Sector-dedicated seminars to keep you updated on information specific to the market.
  • Access to a range of products and services from across Barclays, including Investment Banking, Wealth and Investment Management and Barclaycard.

Focused expertise across the sector

To better meet your business requirements, our Relationship Directors have a dedicated focus within the sector:

  • Sponsors and Managers
  • Buyout Funds
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Secondary Funds
  • Debt & Credit FundsConsumer finance

What we can offer

In addition to our Relationship Directors’ dedicated focus and sector expertise, they can offer you access to a range of products from across Barclays, including:


Access Fund and SPV level subscription credit facilities to bridge capital calls and improve investment flexibility.

Cash Management

Optimise your working capital with products that enable you to efficiently manage funds, payments and collections.

Investment Banking

We offer comprehensive financial advisory, capital raising, financing and risk management services via our colleagues in the Investment Banking Financial Sponsors Team.

Bonds, Guarantees and Indemnities

Demonstrate your financial credibility and tender competitively for business with bonds and guarantees issued by Barclays.

Foreign Exchange

Reduce the risk of exchange rate volatility and benefit from the proactive, strategic approach of our specialist team.


Our Barclaycard division offers a range of tailored solutions for making and accepting payments.

Online banking services

Our digital banking solutions cater to the needs of your organisation through our suite of online and electronic banking services.

Contact our Private Equity Team

Andrew Ponsford – Head of NBFI Europe and Private Equity

Andrew Ponsford – Head of NBFI Europe and Private Equity

Andy is Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions Europe and Head of Private Equity. The Private Equity team offers extended coverage and specialised support to clients in the UK, Europe and the US within the private equity sector.

Andy joined Barclays in July 2017, and prior to this was at JP Morgan for 10 years, after 10 years as a management consultant working across 3 continents. At JP Morgan Andy held numerous senior roles in the Corporate and Investment Bank, including Global Head of Loan Products. Prior to this he was the CFO for the Trade business and before that the EMEA Head of Cash Product Management, providing Andy with broad experience across Corporate Banking products and sectors.

To find out what our Private Equity Team can do for your business, email Andrew or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

1Source: Barclays, March 2018

How can we help?

To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242 *