The entity or entities, typically commercial banks, which purchases the Bonds pursuant to a Private Placement (also known as a direct purchase or a bank placement) for its own portfolio.

At the Closing, the Lender delivers an Investor Letter to the Issuer, sometimes called a “big boy letter,” certifying that the Lender understands the terms of the transaction, has the expertise to perform its own credit analysis and will not rely on disclosures of the Issuer or others in deciding to purchase the Bonds.

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Lender’s Counsel

An attorney or firm of attorneys engaged to represent the lender in a private placement.

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Debt obligations with maturities of between 1 and 270 days; usually backed by some form of credit enhancement.