We see opportunities others don’t — and invest like others can’t

Founded by Sam Zell. Backed by his capital. Based on his principles.

Conventional wisdom is nothing but a reference point

We lean toward investments others have bypassed, often due to situational complexity. We deploy our in-house resources and leverage our considerable network to develop creative solutions – from financial restructurings to operational turnarounds. Our deep respect of risk and dedication to understanding the downside enable us to take on assets others won’t.


"When everyone is
going left, look right."

A true partner shares the risk

Every one of our senior investment professionals commits his/her own capital to every deal we do. We have skin in the game. So, we are highly engaged owners. We get involved, working alongside portfolio company management often two to three levels deep within a company to maximize opportunity, potential and performance. As a partner, we operate on the basis of transparency, alignment and trust.


A macro view advances opportunity

We are industry agnostic. Our investment portfolio ranges across sectors and geographies. We look for patterns, anomalies and disruptions in areas like demographics, supply and demand, and changing legislation to identify opportunities — for new investments and for our portfolio companies. This macro view aligns with our penchant for long-term investments; we are drawn to products and services that will be in demand for decades.


EGI news

Much of our investment activity in private companies goes under the radar, but here’s what we can share:

About EGI

Investor Consortium Partners with Baja Aqua-Farms to Promote Future Growth
Business Wire | November 29, 2023 | Continental Grain Company, Organización Cultiba SAB de CV, Equity Group Investments, and Castle Harlan Inc. today announced an investment in Baja Aqua-Farms, a leading vertically integrated Bluefin tuna rancher based in Baja California, Mexico.
Equity Group Investments Partners with CraneWorks to Further Fuel Growth
Business Wire | November 1, 2023 | Equity Group Investments, the private investment firm founded by Sam Zell, today announced an investment in CraneWorks, a dealer of new and used truck-mounted and related mobile crane equipment.
Equity Group Investments Steps Into a Future Without Sam Zell
The Wall Street Journal | June 29, 2023 | The firm’s recently deceased founder prepared the business ‘to be here decades after I’m gone’.