Ben Berman, Co-Chair of the Global Fund Finance Group, represents borrowers in secured lending and other financing transactions, including fund finance and acquisition financing.

Mr. Berman guides borrower-side clients through the full spectrum of:

  • Private equity and private debt subscription lines of credit
  • Acquisition and carve-out financings
  • Corporate financings, including in aviation and technology
  • ESG-linked credit facilities
  • Fund-level NAV financings, cash-flow, receivables financings, and asset-based loans

Mr. Berman leads Latham’s fund finance practice and he regularly helps clients navigate complex financings at the forefront of the market, leveraging his extensive private capital experience and deep relationships across the industry. Mr. Berman draws on close ties across the Latham platform — particularly with the corporate, investment funds, and tax teams — to strategize solutions that allow clients to achieve their commercial objectives.

A recognized thought leader on fund finance and an innovator in the fund finance practice, Mr. Berman has spoken at industry events and panels and has been quoted in industry publications and authored a chapter on subscription facilities for GLI – Fund Finance. He is also a member of the Fund Finance Association’s US Advisory Committee.

Mr. Berman maintains an active pro bono practice, recently working on matters through the Legal Counsel for the Elderly and for election protection.

Mr. Berman’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Numerous private equity and private debt fund lines of credit ranging in size from US$50 million to over US$4.5 billion, including: 
    • Umbrella facilities for multiple funds
    • Uncommitted and committed lines
    • Feeder-fund structures
    • Business development companies (BDCs)
    • SMUs and funds of one
    • Aggregator funds
    • ESG Facilities
    • NAV Facilities
    • GP and Management Company Lines of Credit
  • American Airlines in its US$10 billion senior secured notes offering and loan agreement
  • The Carlyle Group in numerous acquisition financings, including in connection with the acquisitions of Albany Molecular Research, Veritas Technologies, Dealogic, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial, a pharmacy benefit management services company, a provider of software solutions for healthcare professionals, LDiscovery, Landmark Aviation, and investments in Beats Electronics
  • GTCR, a leading private equity firm, in its acquisition of Cisive. Cisive, a leading background screening provider focused on providing high-value employee background screens and industry-specific data services to highly regulated, risk-sensitive industries
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Holdings, one of the world’s largest in vitro diagnostic companies, on the financing aspects of its US$6 billion acquisition by Quidel

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2007
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2001