Blending Capital for Scale: Challenges of Raising Catalytic Capital in Blended Financing Structures

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Morgan Lewis CBT partner Carl Valenstein moderated a webinar, "Blending Capital for Scale," part of New York University School of Law's "Building a Legal Practice for Impact Investing" series.

Catalytic capital plays a critical role in attracting private sector capital in impact investing. This panel will explore the legal issues that arise in blended finance deals, including the legal challenges and opportunities involved in raising catalytic capital, as well as in documenting, negotiating, and managing these blended finance transactions. The panel will showcase the perspectives of different stakeholders engaged in the legal structuring of blended finance deals, who will share their experiences from specific transactions and how clients collaborate with their attorneys to address legal impediments to raising catalytic capital.

Panelists Included:

  • Steven Dean | Professor of tax law, NYU Law
  • Gary Ford | President and CEO, MCE Social Capital
  • Aaron Lewis | Deputy General Counsel, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Alycia Kellman | Chief Legal Officer, SunFunder

Watch the presentation >>