Bienville Capital, founded in 2008 by Billy Stimpson, Cullen Thompson and Ralph Reynolds, is a New York based investment firm. They offer investment management and advisory services to their clients, and work as active investors to provide their clients expected returns.
The name, Bienville, translates from French to 'good city' which informs Bienville's philosophy of seeking a community of global experts across real estate, technology, macro and niche opportunities and asset classes. Bienville prefers to use this community to find investment opportunities for their clients money rather than work with the 'endowment model' pioneered by David Swensen.
Bienville raised their first fund, the Gulf Coast Opportunities Fund, in January 2012 at $55 million. The fund invested in beachfront real estate in the Gulf of Mexico which had been damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010. In December 2017, the fund had a cumulative net return of 80.2%.
They announced their second fund, Bienville Capital Partners, at $60.5 million in August 2017.
In October 2017, they raised their Bienville Global Opportunities Fund at $25.8 million. By January 2018, the Global Opportunities Fund had a cumulative net return of 13.6%.
Bienville Capital announced their Bienville Saudi Opportunities Fund in May 2018 at $68 million.
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