Sam Zell Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 2


Sam Zell General Information


Mr. Sam Zell is an Angel Investor. In 1969 Sam Zell started Equity Group Investments, which today invests in energy, logistics, transportation, manufacturing, communications and healthcare.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

Sam Zell Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Breakthrough Products 17-Jul-2014 Later Stage VC 000.00 Pharmaceuticals Generating Revenue 000 0000
Breakthrough Products 16-Feb-2012 00000 00000 00.00 Pharmaceuticals Generating Revenue 000 0000
Tribune Media 20-Dec-2007 0000000000 00.00 Broadcasting, Radio and Television Profitable 000 0000

Sam Zell Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Breakthrough Products 16-Nov-2015 Merger/Acquisition 00.000
Tribune Media 08-Dec-2008 0000000000: 000000

Sam Zell Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

Investments by Region

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Sam Zell Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Sam Zell Angel Investor 0 Chicago, IL

Sam Zell FAQs

  • Who is Sam Zell?

    Sam Zell is an angel Investor who has made 3 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Sam Zell?

    Sam Zell is an angel investor.

  • What does Sam Zell do?

    As an angel investor, Sam Zell invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Sam Zell invested in?

    Sam Zell has made numerous investments in companies like Breakthrough Products and Tribune Media within the Pharmaceuticals and Broadcasting, Radio and Television industries.

  • What has Sam Zell invested in recently?

    Sam Zell's latest investment was on 17-Jul-2014 in Breakthrough Products, a company within the Pharmaceuticals industry.

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