List of 5 large U.S. Single Family Offices
U.S. family offices play an integral part in the American investment landscape. They are major investors in financial markets, private equity, real estate and venture capital. Hence, our list is an important source for investment professionals all over the world. In the following, we are introducing you to five interesting US single family offices that are part of our list:
1. Fremont Group, Bechtel Family, San Francisco (California)
The San Francisco-based Fremont Group is the single family office of the Bechtel family. The Bechtel family is active in the engineering and construction space since 1895. Through different specialized teams, the Californian single family office is investing in various verticals. For example, FPR Partners is trading publicly traded equities for the family office. Fremont Private Holdings makes private equity investments in firms that make at least $20M in EBITDA. Fremont Macanta is a joint venture with the New York-based single family office of Terence O’Toole.
Update 2022: In the beginning of 2022, the Bechtel family office announced an lucrative real estate deal. 67,000sqf industrial complex in New Britain was sold for $6.95M, which represents a profit of $4.2M based on the acquisition price of $2.75M in 2012.
Update 2024: In December of the past year, the Fremont family office announced the acquisition of the commercial truck dealership Hunter Truck in a private equity transaction, underlining the activity of the firm.
2. Prairie Management Group, Segal Family, Northbrook (Illinois)
Gordon Segal, former CEO and longtime leader of the home furnishing retail chain Crate & Barrel, invests his capital through the Prairie Management Group. The Illinois-based single family office invests in businesses and real estate opportunities. Private Equity investments of Prairie include Evereve, Gotsworld, Framebridge and matterport. For its real estate investments, the firm looks for value-add and opportunistic investment opportunities. For example, the family office invested in a medical office in Houston, Texas.
3. Talpion Fund Management, Henry Swieca, New York (New York)
In 2010, Henry Swieca launched Talpion Fund Management as his private single family office. After beginning his career at Merill Lynch and further stations at E.F. Hutton & Co., Swieca built his firm Highbridge Capital to a major alternative asset manager, ultimatively selling it to JP Morgan. Swiecas single family office is focused on equities, real estate, private equity and venture capital. Through its foundation Talpion supports, amongst others, AIEF and the Columbia University.
4. The Hillman Company, Hillman Family, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
The Pittsburgh-based Hillman family pools its wealth through the family office “The Hillman Company”. With more than 100 years of experience in private equity investing, the Pennsylvanian single family office is heavily weighted towards this asset class. Special emphasis lies on venture capital, growth equity and energy. The capital is also invested in other asset classes. Furthermore, the family office also has a philanthropic arm, the Hillman Family Foundations, whose gifts include the Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburg or the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies at the Carnegie Mellon University.
5. The Straus Group, Straus Family, New Jersey
The single family office of Daniel E. Straus is called The Straus Group. Straus was the principal investor of hundreds of deals and was the CEO of The Multicare Companies, an NYSE traded firm. The family office has invested for 20 years in various asset classes, like hedge funds, private credit, equity and real estate. The New Jersey single family office also invests in international properties.
Update 2023: In June 2023, it was announced that portfolio company CareOne acquired an assisted living community in Massachusetts, underlining the activity of the Straus family office.
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Investments of American Single Family Offices
In our up-to-date family office news blog, we are reporting about the most important family office deals all over the world. Many deals are done by single family offices from the United States. In the following, we give an overview of relevant transactions.
David Williams investment vehicle acquires Curated Events in private equity deal (2023)
In July 2023, it was announced that Curated Events, an event platform and services company, was sold from PE firm Dubin Clark to the single family office of David Williams, an entrepreneur from Maryland.
Rodriguez family offices participates in funding round for fighting league (2022)
A major investment of another US family office was pursued in 2022: A-Rod Corp, the family office of former MLB start Alex Rodriguez, invested in the professional martial arts league PFL. Through the $30M investment round, PFL's further growth should be boosted.
Sternlicht family office invests in satellite data SPAC IPO (2021)
Barry Sternlicht is a well-known investor, who recently dived into the field of SPACs. In March 2021, Sternlicht invested through a $245M PIPE deal alongside BlackRock, Hedosophia and JAWS in the SPAC merger of NavSight with satellite data company Spire Global. Spire global offers high-value satellite imagery data to customers from various industries.
Adam Neumann single family office backs $50M Series A of Valon Mortage (2021)
The founder and former CEO of co-working giant WeWork has invested in the $50M Series A of Valon Mortage through his single family office. Valon Mortage wants to bring innovation to the mortage industry, by making the whole process more transparent. The digital product is already available in 49 US states. Furthermore, Fannie Mae allowed Valon to manage government-backed home loands.
Single family office from Maryland invests in car dealership real estate (2021)
It is well-known that many single family offices are also open to rather unusual assets. Jim Davis and Steve Bosciotti, billionaires from Maryland, proved that by acquiring two Florida-based car dealerships for $90.5M. The buildings of the car dealerships are located in Margate, Tamarac and West Palm Beach.
Van Tuyl family office invests in Envisics (2020)
In 2020, the Van Tuyl family office invested in UK-based tech startup Envisics that is working on hologram solutions, especially for the automotive sector.The Van Tuyl family office is closely related to the automotive sector. The family company was once the leading car dealership in America, until it was 2014 acquired by Berkshire Hathaway for $4.1BN.
Our list includes major US family offices like Redwood Capital Investments, Cascade Investment, Thiel Capital, Dorilton Capital, Soros Capital Management LLC, Dunes Point Capital, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Mousse Partners Limited, Bayshore Global Management, MSD Capital, Crow Holdings, Waycrosse Inc., Wildcat Capital Management, Declaration Partners, the Pritzker Group, Hillspire LLC, Willet Advisors, Kinship Capital, and hundreds of other highly relevant family investment groups.