A global private investment firm.
Performance with a purpose.
Our values guide everything from our actions to our investments to our partners. It’s why we work
with people we trust and respect. And it underpins how and why we’ve built an ecosystem that
facilitates a virtuous cycle of opportunity and economic growth. We believe that by investing in
growing businesses, innovative technologies, and critical real estate assets, our investments help
create jobs for diverse talent and power the economy while generating returns that can be
reinvested back into the community.
We are in the business of building opportunity for differentiated businesses that generate meaningful,
lasting societal impact. This ethos is palpable and
embraced by everyone at PSP Partners.
PSP Partners traces its origins back to the 1881 immigration to Chicago of Penny Pritzker’s family from Czarist Russia (now Ukraine). Penny’s great grandfather Nicholas became a lawyer and formed the law firm of Pritzker & Pritzker and practiced with his son, A.N. Pritzker. Sophia, Penny’s great great grandmother, had started the Nickel Club along with other recent immigrants to pool their pennies to support newly arrived families which helped to inspire our philanthropic efforts to support others. Penny’s grandfather, A.N. Pritzker, began investing in and acquiring businesses before the Second World War. Those activities continued and accelerated after World War II with A.N.’s three sons, Jay, Robert, and Donald (Penny’s father). The family’s investments and business building efforts were diverse and extremely successful. These businesses included, among others, Hyatt Hotels, TransUnion Credit, and the Marmon Group. Marmon’s holdings were comprised of many significant businesses such as CerroWire, EcoWater, Wells Lamont Industrial, and Union Tank Car.
Penny became the ﬁrst female member of her family to work in the family business. She and many of our PSP Partners colleagues worked for the Pritzker family investments’ enterprise prior to the formation of PSP Partners in 2011. Penny founded and led many businesses while working with her extended family including Vi Senior Living (in 1987), Pritzker Realty Group (in 1991), The Parking Spot (1998), Centergate Residential (1997), and Chair of TransUnion (2005). In 2009, she partnered with Deborah Harmon to found Artemis Real Estate Partners, which is one of the only majority women-owned, U.S. commercial real estate investment management firms. In 2019, Penny and Alexa Von Tobel founded Inspired Capital, an early-stage technology venture fund focused on supporting the next wave of exceptional entrepreneurs.
These strategies continue the Pritzker family’s legacy of building lasting businesses and yet expand the focus to include dynamic and innovative investments. PSP’s diverse investment strategies have created numerous successful long-term partnerships that continue to thrive today.
In 2011, Penny founded PSP Partners to further pursue her passion for business building. The firm was established on a fundamental belief that values-driven partnerships lead to strong performance and lasting societal impact. Within PSP Partners, Penny and her colleagues launched PSP Capital to execute buyouts of established companies, PSP Growth to provide venture capital to emerging businesses, and Pritzker Realty Group to operate and invest in real estate assets. These strategies continue the Pritzker family’s legacy of building lasting businesses and yet expand the focus to include dynamic and innovative investments. PSP’s diverse investment strategies have created numerous successful long-term partnerships that continue to thrive today.
Careers at PSP Partners
At PSP Partners, our people are the foundation of our great culture. We are an equal opportunity
employer and provide strong benefits. To learn more about current job openings at PSP Partners,
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“We chose PSP as our partner based on their commitment to growth, their value on relationships, customer focus, and long-term investment into not just our business but our people. We have been impressed not only with how they have shown their commitment to those areas, but also in the way they went about learning our business and our culture. The vast resources PSP brings to our business and their consistent approach to driving value will enable StormTrap to fully realize its potential.”
Nate Olds / CEO, StormTrap
“Since our partnership began in 2014, the team at PSP Capital has struck a perfect balance of being highly responsive and engaged partners, while also entrusting our high-functioning leadership team and organization to execute against our strategic priorities and consistently deliver excellence for our customers and stakeholders. As an example, in 2019, PSP approved and funded E.B. Bradley Co’s highly opportunistic and accretive acquisition of a regional competitor in less than one week. This could not have been achieved without the trust, communication, and engagement that resides at the core of our partnership. PSP is truly committed to amplifying our success, and backs it up with action!”
Don Lorey / CEO, E.B. Bradley Co.
“We could not be more happy with the decision to partner with PSP. They have brought the deep skills of the best of breed private equity groups to Ntiva while staying true to their commitment of helping us grow with people at center stage. This is a group that understands building long lasting businesses the right way is the true currency and, because of this, we know the financial returns will come alongside it. We are excited to build a people-focused legacy we are all proud of together.”
Steve Freidkin / CEO, Ntiva