Vulcan Capital Provides Seed to TriLinc for Global Impact Investments
December 18, 2017 | Vulcan Capital
LOS ANGELES–Vulcan Capital, the multi-billion dollar investment arm of Vulcan Inc., has selected TriLinc Global Advisors (“TriLinc”) to seed the launch of the TriLinc Global Sustainable Income Fund (“TGSIF”). The investment is part of Vulcan Capital’s impact investing strategy.
Impact Investing is defined as investing with the specific objective to achieve a competitive financial return as well as creating positive, measurable impact in communities across the globe.
TriLinc Global is an innovative impact investing fund sponsor with a mission to link market-rate returns, positive impact, and scalable solutions. Through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries, TriLinc has invested over $700 million in private debt globally and seeks to demonstrate the power of the capital markets in helping to solve some of the world’s pressing socio-economic and environmental challenges. TriLinc funds provide growth-stage loans and trade finance to established small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) in select developing economies where access to affordable capital is significantly limited. Borrower companies must demonstrate the ability to pay market rates, pass TriLinc’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) screens, and commit to tracking and reporting on self-identified impact metrics.
Founded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, Vulcan Capital invests across all stages of corporate development including venture capital, growth equity, and leveraged buyouts as well as investing in public equities and other liquid asset classes. Vulcan Capital’s current portfolio spans a range of industry sectors, including technology, internet, mobile, life sciences, energy and natural resources, media and communications, and financial and information services.
“Vulcan Capital is excited to be partnered with TriLinc Global in such a values-aligned investment opportunity,” said Chris Orndorff, Chief Investment Officer of Vulcan Capital. “Vulcan strives to be at the cutting edge of impact investing, and we are proud to be partnered with TriLinc.”
“TriLinc Global is honored to be partnering with Vulcan Capital,” said Gloria Nelund, Chairman and CEO of TriLinc Global, LLC. “Like Paul Allen and Vulcan, we believe that if something has the potential to do good, then we should do it, so we are thrilled to be working together with them to extend the impact of our investments in helping to solve some of the critical global issues facing our world today.”
About TriLinc Global, LLC
TriLinc Global is a private investment fund sponsor that empowers investors to use their private capital to make positive social impact at scale, without compromising return. Through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries, TriLinc Advisors, LLC and TriLinc Global Advisors, LLC, TriLinc offers investors alternative investment products that pursue unique yield-oriented strategies while fostering the view that capitalism can be a force for good. TriLinc believes in the power of the capital markets to solve social and environmental challenges and was founded on the conviction that impact investing not only rewards investors with attractive returns, it also has the power to change our world for the better. For more information, please visit www.trilincglobal.com.
About Vulcan Capital
Vulcan Capital is the private investment arm of Vulcan Inc., the company founded by Paul G. Allen in 1986 to manage his business and philanthropic initiatives. Vulcan Capital is focused on generating long-term value appreciation across a multibillion-dollar portfolio, which spans diverse industry sectors and investment asset classes, ranging from early-stage venture investments to public equity value investing, leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, and distressed situations.
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