ATEL Private Debt

ATEL Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt investment funds. ATEL has provided private debt investment funds for over 18 years. Our parent company has 40 years’ experience managing institutional funds with over $2 billion raised.

ATEL Private Debt provides qualified and institutional investors, a proven investment strategy that has stood the test of time. Our private debt fund strategy is a carefully originated portfolio of senior, secured loans from emerging growth (pre-IPO) companies, backed by top tier venture capital firms and strategic corporate partners. Since 2000 our proven investment process has delivered above average returns with below average risk, and reliable distributions.


  • Senior secured loans from the most promising pre-IPO emerging growth companies backed by top-tier investment firms and strategic corporate partners.
  • Equity warrants (rights to purchase equity) are often included in the loan terms and can provide meaningful upside potential to our investors.
  • Diversification representing technology, media, telecommunication, gaming, automotive, life sciences, agtech, sustainable, and renewable technologies.
  • Absolute return strategy with reliable double-digit distributions.


  • Timothy H. Holmes
  • Director of Institutional Sales
  • 415-616-5542
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    Mr. Holmes is a Director of Institutional Sales and a senior investment professional with over 27 years of investment industry experience. Mr. Holmes is responsible for sales and business development activities with institutional investors and consultants. He also directs marketing initiatives to institutions and administrative functions.

    Prior to joining ATEL, Mr. Holmes was responsible for investment in hedge funds and private equity at SF Sentry Investment Group, a San Francisco based multi-family office for private wealth management. In addition, he has been a Managing Director at Coast Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund management company and a leading fixed income arbitrage manager.

    Prior to Coast, Mr. Holmes served as a Client Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management where he was responsible for product management, client communications and business development of the taxable fixed income products. Previously he was a Managing Member of Ascendant Capital Partners, a long/short fund of hedge funds, where he was responsible for business development, sourcing investment managers and due diligence. In addition, Mr. Holmes was with John A. Levin & Co., where he held several key positions in Business Development and at Robertson Stephens as Vice President. Prior to his financial services career, Mr. Holmes served as an Officer in the United States Navy (active and reserve) from 1986 to 2002, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

    Mr. Holmes received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis and currently holds FINRA licenses 63, 65, 7 and 79.