Capital Raising | Climate Finance
IP Lending Fund Capital Raise
AON’s IP Advantage Fund makes 1st lien senior secured private credit loans to borrowers, backed by the borrower’s intellectual property (IP). The Fund leverages AON’s industry-leading 150+ person IP valuation practice which maintains valuation data on over 140 million patents. In 1975, IP represented 17% of S&P 500 balance sheets; by 2020 that proportion had grown to 85%. The Fund was AON’s first IP lending fund, closing on $268mm.
Pan American Finance acted as the sole placement agent, raising $50mm for the Fund from a high-profile, well-respected corporate pension.