BUCKHILL CREDIT LLC

Buckhill Credit was formed by Buckhill Capital and Gratitude Railroad to help solve environmental and social problems with institutional capital. Buckhill Credit makes loans to middle market companies generating positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes. We target companies with measurable impact and positive cash flows. We are especially interested in companies with diverse leadership.

For companies, we provide flexibility, transparency and a streamlined funding process. Our loans allow companies to retain more equity and control over their own businesses. For investors, we bring the rewards of a double bottom line: competitive financial return and measurable social impact.

BUCKHILL CAPITAL LP

Buckhill Capital invests in a select group of socially responsible companies in the education, food, energy and real estate sectors. Founded in 1999, Buckhill Capital and related entities have made over 60 direct investments and over 20 fund investments.


Investments


We fund businesses driving positive social and environmental change

Resource conservation and efficiency

Education and employability

Sustainable communities

Population growth, rising global temperatures and dwindling natural resources threaten economic stability and security around the world.

We support companies that produce or promote clean energy, reduce pollution or waste, or develop innovative solutions to managing the earth’s finite resources.

The traditional education system fails to prepare many students to obtain good jobs for the changing economy at a reasonable cost.

We finance companies that improve the access and affordability of higher education and certifications as well as those who provide workforce training for underserved populations.

There is a nationwide shortage of housing for lower income families, and many cities cannot even provide middle income housing for vital employees like teachers, nurses, and firefighters.

We seek to create stronger, more resilient communities with companies that are developing workforce housing, transportation solutions, or other services that provide increased safety, stability, and quality of life for everyone.

Sustainable and efficient use of resources


Population growth, rising global temperatures and dwindling natural resources threaten economic stability and security around the world.


We support companies that produce or promote clean energy, reduce pollution or waste, or develop innovative solutions to managing the earth’s finite resources.


Education and employability


The traditional education system fails to prepare many students to obtain good jobs for the changing economy at a reasonable cost.


We finance companies that improve the access and affordability of higher education and certifications as well as those who provide workforce training for underserved populations.


Healthier, more robust communities


There is a nationwide shortage of housing for lower income families, and many cities cannot even provide middle income housing for vital employees like teachers, nurses, and firefighters.


We seek to create stronger, more resilient communities with companies that are developing workforce housing, transportation solutions, or other services that provide increased safety, stability, and quality of life for everyone.


The global private lending market has grown over $1 trillion and now impact companies can access private loans through Buckhill Credit


Sustainability


Buckhill is building a community of institutional investors and companies who are tackling the world’s biggest problems. Our investments address social, economic and environmental challenges. We seek companies that strive to create a more sustainable world by more efficiently managing limited natural resources, increasing access to education and work, and expanding access to affordable housing.

The Buckhill team has collectively made over $5 billion of institutional loans and equity investments


Team



HENRIK JONESFounder

Henrik Jones is the Founder of Buckhill Credit and Buckhill Capital. Prior to Buckhill, he founded and managed the Real Assets Portfolio at Hall Capital Partners that grew to $1.3 billion during his tenure. Jones has helped launch a number of startups, including Answers.com (Founder and CEO), FFBP (CEO), and InterMedia Partners (Partner). Jones began his career at JP Morgan in 1984 where he helped form the Media and Entertainment Corporate Finance Group. Jones received a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

THOMAS KNOWLESAdvisor and Managing Director, Gratitude

Thomas Knowles manages Gratitude Railroad, an investment partnership created by proven entrepreneurs, operators and investors with a common belief that business and capitalism can be a force for helping solve critical social and environmental issues. Prior to GRR, Thomas led corporate development and strategy for an e-commerce company, Backcountry, and a SAAS company, Liveperson. He also spent five years in investing roles with SVB Capital, the venture capital arm of Silicon Valley Bank. Knowles graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Economics.

ASH SHRIVASTAVAdvisor

At Buckhill, Ash searches for deals and analyzes investment opportunities. He has worked as an investment banker with JPMorgan and other boutique firms where he covered consumer staples, finance and technology companies and worked on transactions of all sizes. As a Partner with Johan Hekelaar, a Washington DC investment bank, he sourced deals, negotiated and executed numerous M&A transactions, started the firm’s South Asia coverage, and built a team in New Delhi. Ash also developed and founded Callitme and NepaliVivah and led the digital strategy for the King of Nepal.

HOWARD FISCHERAdvisor

Howard I. Fischer is co-founder and chief evangelist of Gratitude Railroad. He is also the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Basso Capital Management, L.P. a convertible securities hedge fund management company. Previously, Mr. Fischer was the senior trader and co-head of the institutional convertible trading desk at Smith Barney a convertible trader at Drexel Burnham and at Cohen Feit & Company, and a Certified Public Accountant in both public and private practice. He holds a B.S.E. in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.

ERIC JACOBSENAdvisor

Eric Jacobsen is on the Advisory Committee of Buckhill Credit.  He is co-founder of Gratitude Railroad, a community of investors committed to helping solve environmental and social problems through the profitable deployment of capital into conscious businesses. He is also co-founder of Dolphin Capital, a private equity firm which invests in high growth companies in the Mountain West region, in Utah.  Previously, Jacobsen was the founder and CEO of TNT Sound (sold 1983), Vice President of MECA Software (IPO and then sold to H&R Block in 1994), and Founder and President of Home Financial Network (sold to Sybase in 2000.). Jacobsen received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.

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Updates


Buckhill Credit is pleased to sponsor “Inventing Tomorrow” at the SFFILM Festival

Take a journey with young minds from around the globe as they prepare their projects for competition at the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Watch these passionate innovators find the courage to face the planet’s environmental threats while navigating adolescence.

Students are welcome.

Director Laura Nix is expected to attend.

Thursday, April 12th at 6:00 PM
Children’s Creativity Museum
221 4th St, San Francisco, CA

Reception before screening 4:30 PM -5:45 PM


Buckhill Capital LP invests in The Renewal Workshop

Buckhill Capital LP invested inThe Renewal Workshop in an equity round with other investors, including Gratitude Railroad.  The Renewal Workshop provides a circular economic system that generates additional revenues for the apparel industry and improves resource efficiency by reducing waste, water and energy consumption.

About Renewal Workshop:Founded by Jeff Denby and Nicole Basset,The Renewal Workshop recovers and renews apparel, so it can be resold.Headquartered in Cascade Locks, Oregon, the company contracts with brands and retailers in the apparel industry to ship damaged product and unsellable returns to Renewal Workshop to be refurbished.The clean and repaired products are then shipped back to brand or retailer to be sold.  The Renewal Workshop also sells apparel direct to consumers.

About Buckhill:  Founded in 1999 by Henrik Jones, Buckhill Capital LP invests in companies focused on efficient use of resources, education, and healthy communities.  Buckhill has made over 60 direct investments and over 20 fund investments in private equity, real estate and opportunistically in alternative assets.  Founded with Gratitude Railroad in 2017, Buckhill Credit LLC makes private loans to companies growing with a mission.

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