Equity International

Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States,
(312) 675-7400

Equity International is a private equity real estate firm focused on investment opportunities located outside the US. Equity International looks to co-invest alongside outside operating and financial partners when considering new projects or proposals. Specific areas of interest include the office, industrial, retail, entertainment, hospitality, finance, homebuilding and senior living sectors. The Firm's geographic interest lies in areas with economic growth, capital market inefficiency and limited competition. Equity International was formed in 1999 by Sam Zell and Gary Garrabrant and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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In the last 3 years, Equity International has invested in 1 company.

Equity International’s most common sectors for investment are real estate (44%) and construction (27%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (70%) and stake purchase (18%). In total, Equity International has invested in 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired SAMHI Hotels Pvt. for $130M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (86%).

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