Financial Sponsor Coverage

Value Creation for Private Equity & Portfolio Companies

Value-Driven Approach to Private Equity
& the Financial Sponsor Sector

PNC's Financial Sponsor Coverage group delivers bank-wide concierge solutions for private equity firms, family offices, independent sponsors and their portfolio companies.

PNC has a long-standing record of achievement and a full complement of financial products and services to help sponsors and their portfolio companies work strategically to enhance liquidity and propel growth throughout all economic cycles.

Fund Life Cycle Solutions

When you leverage the resources and strength of PNC, you enlist the trusted expertise of the Financial Sponsor Coverage group to solve problems and deliver customized solutions throughout each fund life cycle phase. 

Through Harris Williams – Primary Fund Placement we deliver the following capabilities to help private equity firms efficiently raise institutional capital:

  • Primary fund placement services
  • Equity and debt co-investment placement services
  • Customized investor relations campaigns in between fundraises
  • Strategic seeding partnership opportunities through SP Capital Partners for new fund managers

Solebury Strategic Communications provides fully outsourced Investor Relations and Corporate Communications to public and private companies across all industry sectors.​

In further support of our sponsor relationships, PNC provides subscription and other credit facilities to assist with liquidity management and investment execution.

Dedicated experienced teams serve our clients, delivering value-added research, expertise and more efficient results. Representative specialty industries include:

  • Chemicals & Plastics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Government Contracting
  • Insurance
  • Professional Sports Leagues
  • Metals & Mining
  • Retail
  • Real Estate

PNC Business Credit works with sponsors in conjunction with other debt and equity providers throughout the capital stack to deliver timely deal execution. Debt solutions span various tranches and specializations including:

  • Senior Secured Financing
  • Cash Flow & Leveraged Finance
  • Subordinated Debt & Other Junior Capital
  • Technology Finance
  • Channel Finance
  • Asset-Based Lending
  • A/R Securitization and Monetization
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Aviation Finance

We are highly focused on providing non-credit solutions that support operational efficiencies, cost savings, employee retention and other value creation initiatives.

  • Working Capital Optimization & Treasury Management
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Liquidity Management
  • Financial Wellness & Retirement Programs for Employees
  • Specialty Industries
  • Concierge Banking for Portfolio Companies

With a family of capabilities and specialized advisors that offer hands-on transaction support, we advise clients as follows as they prepare to transition ownership.

  • Harris Williams is a global investment bank specializing in merger and acquisition (M&A) and private capital advisory services. Clients worldwide rely on the firm to help unlock value in their business and turn ambitious goals into reality.
  • Solebury Capital is a leading equity capital markets advisory firm offering unbiased advice on equity transactions including IPOs, Follow-Ons, Block Trades and Structured Equity products.
  • Fortis Advisors is a leading provider of post-closing shareholder representative services for private equity and other selling shareholders in hundreds of private M&A transactions per year.

Through Harris Williams – Private Capital Solutions, we provide advisory services to sponsors giving them access to a full suite of flexible liquidity solutions, including:

  • Multi-and Single-Asset Continuation Vehicles
  • Fund Tender Offers & Restructurings
  • NAV Loans & Preferred Equity
  • Annex Funds

We offer leading advice, comprehensive diligence and structuring execution, and deep coverage of both the secondary investor and institutional limited partner buyer bases.

Value Creation for Portfolio Companies

PNC's Financial Sponsor Coverage group works with you and your portfolio companies to identify potential areas for value creation across every stage of the investment life cycle including diligence and onboarding, portfolio management to exit strategy. 

Investment Life Cycle: Diligence & Onboarding - Portfolio Management - Exit Strategy


As portfolio resource teams become involved earlier in the investment process, the PNC Financial Sponsor Coverage group works with these teams to deliver customized solutions that address areas of impact. We offer access to the PNC Concierge Banking Portal, an innovative platform designed to assist with identifying needs in areas such as operational efficiencies, liquidity management, digitization, human capital, ESG and other advisory services. 

Benefits of PNC Concierge Banking include:

  • A customized program built around your specific portfolio needs
  • A coordinated approach to our extensive capabilities and advisory services
  • Relationship pricing across your portfolio for select PNC products
  • Dedicated service and implementation teams
  • Access to an interactive portal to explore and select solutions in a no-pressure environment

Visit the Concierge Banking Portal to learn more »

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