Launched in 2010 by John Campagna and Benchmark Asset Managers, LLC., Restore Capital offers financial advice and other services to help investors, landowners and managers of large scale working lands remediate, restructure and restore these lands to better align them with the needs of the environment and increase the lands’ productivity. Restore Capital’s capital structuring and funding methodology maximizes the environmental and financial benefits derived from restored working lands while reducing capital cost.1 They offer investment opportunities for all types of capital including in private equity, debt, and grants. 2
Restore Capital advises the Chesapeake Fund, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., on how to raise capital to fund projects reducing nitrogen runoff into the Chesapeake Bay from farms, wastewater treatment plants, and other sources. They also help the Chesapeake Fund find private investors by offering a return on their investment through the sale of water-quality credits from the projects financed. 1
In the United States, our vast working lands and waters continue to be developed, depleted and degraded. These important natural resources face the twin challenge of maintaining their integrity for the benefit of our environment, and continuing to act as an economic engine for our rural communities. Restore Capital’s mission is to restore our working lands and waters to enhance their economic productivity and role in sustaining the environment.
Congressional Presentation, June 3rd 2010: John Campagna, founder and managing partner of Restore Capital, moderated a panel discussion entitled "Enticing Private Capital." More information on the presentation is available online.1
West Virginia landowners meeting, July 24 2010: Restore Capital participated in a meeting of WV landowners, discussing the current state of the forest product markets and potential future revenue sources including biomass, carbon, wetland restoration, etc.2