We are business builders, not just investors.
Our core philosophy is to focus on the needs of the management team and corporate culture. We believe that a purpose driven mission provides the best culture for success.
The Pritzker family traces its roots to Nicholas J. Pritzker, who immigrated to Chicago in 1881. Nicholas established Pritzker & Pritzker as a law firm in 1903. Over the course of the next 100 years, Pritzker & Pritzker evolved into a merchant bank for the family’s business holdings. In the 1990s, the name was changed to The Pritzker Organization (TPO) to reflect its commercial, rather than legal, mission. Through the successive leadership of A.N. Pritzker, followed by Jay, followed by Tom, The Pritzker Organization has worked with partners and management teams to found, acquire and build companies. This resulted in a significant and diverse portfolio of businesses which were, for the most part, privately held.
Tom Pritzker is Jay Pritzker’s successor and has been the leader of TPO for more than 15 years. TPO is neither a private equity fund, nor a traditional family office. Our legacy has put us in a position to use our capital to found, acquire and provide growth capital to businesses. Our passion is to be builders of businesses across diverse industries.