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Ashley P. Belton
 

Ashley P. Belton

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Named a “Rising Star” in 2020 by the Fund Finance Association, Ashley Belton is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Banking and Credit and Fund Finance Practices. Ashley’s practice is focused on crafting tailored financing solutions for investment funds with complex structures across a variety of asset classes, including private equity, real estate, credit, secondaries and infrastructure. She regularly advises financial sponsors on a wide range of fund-level financings, such as subscription facilities, NAV-based facilities and unsecured demand lines, among other bespoke arrangements. Ashley’s practice provides clients with flexible liquidity solutions that are increasingly essential for investment funds to competitively manage their businesses from fundraising through dissolution. 

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Work Highlights
  • Subscription facilities (also known as “capital call facilities”) secured by uncalled capital commitments and related rights, which provide borrowing capacity for investment funds, as well as their parallel funds, alternative investment vehicles, special purpose vehicles and portfolio companies
  • Unsecured demand lines with an uncalled capital coverage requirement
  • Fund guarantees of portfolio level investments
  • NAV-based facilities and hybrid variations, including aftercare facilities for funds
  • Co-investment loan programs made available, directly or indirectly, to employees, partners and other investment professionals and secured by their fund interests
  • General partner financings and management lines provided to general partners and investment advisors for working capital purposes
Accolades
  • Fund Finance Association 2020 “Rising Star”
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 2013 J.D.
    cum laude; Robert McKay Scholar; Annual Survey of American Law
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2010 B.A.
    magna cum laude; with distinction
Associations
  • Women in Fund Finance
Admissions
  • New York 2014

Ashley Belton is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Banking and Credit and Fund Finance Practices. Ashley’s practice is focused on crafting tailored financing solutions for investment funds with complex structures across a variety of asset classes, including private equity, real estate, credit, secondaries and infrastructure. She regularly advises financial sponsors on a wide range of fund-level financings, such as subscription facilities, NAV-based facilities and unsecured demand lines, among other bespoke arrangements. Ashley has extensive experience structuring co-investment loan programs, which provide opportunities for employees and other professionals to participate in investments, in addition to lines of credit for general partners and investment advisors, which provide liquidity for working capital and funding of capital commitment obligations. Ashley’s practice provides clients with flexible liquidity solutions that are increasingly essential for investment funds to competitively manage their businesses from fundraising through dissolution. 

Named a “Rising Star” in 2020 by the Fund Finance Association, Ashley’s work has garnered her recognition by the broader fund finance industry. She is actively involved in Women in Fund Finance, an organization focused on the increased engagement and promotion of women leaders within the industry. She also co-authored a chapter for Global Legal Insights’ Fund Finance 2020 titled, “Financing Funds of One: A Borrower’s Field Guide.”

Ashley received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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