Natural Capital, an Arkansas-based private investment firm, announced the closure of the Natural Capital Fund I, LP with combined commitments of $41.25 million. The fund’s investor base is comprised completely of Arkansans.
“We are very appreciative of the support from our investors and honored to partner with great Arkansas families,” Brad Henry, managing partner of Natural Capital, said in a statement. “(D)uring the next three years, we expect to make significant investments that fit our diversified investment strategy and have a positive impact on the regional community.”
The fund and its partners anticipate investing $3 million to $15 million in each funding venture, with the primary strategy to invest in the following specific focus areas:
• Real Estate – medical office, affordable housing, and warehouse/industrial;
• Lower Middle-Market Private Equity – cash-flow positive companies in the tech-enabled services and industrial markets; and
• Private Investment Funds – funds that are generally focused on the Heartland region and that provide further diversification to Natural Capital’s direct investment strategy.
To date, Natural Capital’s investments are the The Doctor’s Building in Little Rock, and Recurring Capital Partners in Austin, Texas.
Natural Capital is led by Managing Partner Brad Henry and partners Todd Simmons, CEO of Simmons Foods; Marshall Saviers, president of Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners; and Brock Gearhart, president and CEO of Greenwood Gearhart.