PE  Equity International

     Office Locations:

Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-675-7400
Fax: 312-675-3111



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Real Estate & Construction



    Equity Group Investments, LLC is a principal investment firm specializing in buyouts, distressed, and turnaround investments in large companies. EI has raised over $2 billion and invested in 23 portfolio companies representing a wide spectrum of real estate-related sectors, including homebuilding, retail property, corporate property, warehousing and distribution, hospitality, senior living and specialty finance. Equity Group Investments was founded in 1968 by Sam Zell (founder of Equity Office). October of 2011 Equity announced the closing of its fund, EI Fund V. The Fund comprises $650 million of equity capital commitments and represents EI's largest fund to-date.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Aalok Virmani Senior Vice President
    Brian Finerty Senior Vice President
    Ira Chaplik Senior Advisor
    James Gilligan CFO
    Patrick J. Kassen General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer


    Portfolio companies include:

      AGV Logistica
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      Brazilian Finance & Real Estate
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      Corporate Properties of the Americas
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      Credito Inmobiliario Terras
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      Fondo de Valores Inmobiliarios
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      Grupo Tha
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      LifeCare Residences International
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      Mexico Retail Properties
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      NH Hoteles
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      Orascom Housing Communities
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      Parque Arauco
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      Shanghai Jingrui Properties
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      Shanghai Yupei Group
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      Terranum Corporate Properties
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      Xinyuan Real Estate
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