Matthew K. Kerfoot

Matthew K. Kerfoot is a partner in the Global Finance Group and focuses principally on fund finance and structured finance transactions. Matt has held leadership positions in both banking and law in the fund finance industry for over two decades. He is the chair of the PLI Fund Finance Conference, is a frequent speaker and author on various fund finance matters and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Bloomberg News, among other media outlets.

Matt advises on a broad spectrum of private equity and private credit financing and liquidity solutions. Matt counsels both borrowers and lenders on subscription lines, NAV-based facilities and preferred equity financings, as well as asset-based middle market loan and other private credit portfolio financings. Matt also structures and advises on both GP-led and LP-led collateralized fund obligations, collateralized loan obligations, insurance securitizations and other similar securitized and structured products and derivatives. 

Matt’s clients have included many of the most prominent global asset managers and financial institutions around the world, including Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, KKR and Morgan Stanley.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Matt was a Managing Director in the Credit and Structured Financing group at Société Générale, where he structured and marketed collateralized financings for portfolios of private equity secondaries, middle market loans, broadly syndicated loans and senior and mezzanine tranches of CLOs and other securitized products. Prior to that, Matt was the Americas Head of Fund Finance at UBS AG.  Matt has also previously been a finance partner at an international law firm.