About Us

Great River Equity, LLC, based in Chicago and New York, advises and oversees the U.S. investment activity of Great River Equity Limited (“Great River Equity”). Great River Equity is a closed-end fund, founded in 1986, with more than $1 billion of permanent capital. Great River Equity has established a track record of investing alongside the owners and management teams of privately held businesses over the past three decades to build successful companies and create long-term value.

Private Capital for Private Companies…

Great River Equity’s private investment activity is conducted through a closed-end fund, which affords a company the flexibility to grow without restrictive investment mandates or capital structures. A long-established philosophy of patient capital and conservative investment structures helps to ensure continuity of company culture and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Why Great River Equity?
Great River Equity’s commitment to management, combined with a disciplined and time-tested approach to investment, provides a unique alternative for business owners looking to realize liquidity while at the same time maintaining operating control and substantial ownership as well as enhancing the legacy and culture of the companies they have built.

Investment Experience

Great River Equity and its principal owners have made more than 300 investments, representing in excess of $4 billion, since 1986.

Management Centric Philosophy

Investing alongside strong leadership is a very critical element and the most influential factor in determining future success.

Flexible Structuring

Great River Equity allows for maximum flexibility when crafting each transaction. Additionally, a very attractive aspect of its investments is that unlike most private equity firms Great River Equity does not require voting control.

Patient Capital

Great River Equity has established a history of investing with management to build company value over time. The focus is on prioritizing capital investment and strategic decision making to benefit long-term growth rather than short-term gain.