Premium

The family office co-investment strategy of a storied dynasty

The investment business of one of America’s most storied dynasties has developed a co-investment strategy that is gaining investor interest.

An investment fund linked to Ford Estates, the family office of members of the Ford family, has managed to raise $300 million from other wealthy investors, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. 

The fund – Brush Street Private Investment Partnership – is linked to the Ford family, owners of the eponymous US automobile maker. The Partnership is based in the same building in Detroit as Ford Estates and its manager Michael Montgomery is the CEO of Ford Estates. 

Brush Street Private Investment has raised other funds in the past, although what the fund invests in isn’t clear. But the fact that 125 wealthy investors, according to SEC filings, have deposited $300 million with Brush Street suggests its previous funds have performed well. 

Not much is known about Ford Estates and what it invests in – it keeps its activities away from the public gaze. But it works for members of the Ford family, including Lynn Alandt, a descendant of Henry Ford, and Bill Ford, the current patriarch of the family and executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company. 

Besides his links to Ford Estates, Bill Ford also co-founded venture group Fontinalis Partners, which invests in so-called mobility technologies linked to creating better transportation outcomes. As well as Ford money, Fontinalis raises funds from external investors. 

Co-investment strategies of single-family offices are gaining in popularity, with Pritzker Private Capital and MSD Partners among the pathfinders in the area. 

Subscribe

You will need a Premium Plus Subscription to access this database.

Exclusive news, analysis and research on global family enterprise and private investment offices.

Access to the most comprehensive fully interactive database on global family offices, principal investment offices, and family enterprises.

Check Deal Data, Senior Staff, and New Analysis on more than 500 family/principal investment and holding groups

Already have an account? Login

Subscribe

You need at least a Premium Subscription to read this article.

The most comprehensive information service on the global family enterprise world, featuring exclusive news, analysis, research and data on global family enterprises, family offices, and private investment offices.

Premium

£299

per year

  • Exclusive reports, analysis and commentary
  • Exclusive access to family/private investment office deal information
  • Exclusive interviews with principals and senior management of family/investment offices
SUBSCRIBE NOW

Premium+

£399

per year

  • Access to All of Premium
  • Access to all of FamilyCapital Analytics, our interactive database with more than 500 detailed profiles of family investment groups

More Info

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Already have an account? Login

You've reached the end.

Continue reading free articles by registering as a Member.
Or choose a Premium Plan.

Membership

Free

  • Exclusive reports, analysis and commentary
REGISTER NOW

Premium

£299

per year

  • Exclusive reports, analysis and commentary
  • Exclusive access to family/private investment office deal information
  • Exclusive interviews with principals and senior management of family/investment offices
SUBSCRIBE NOW

Premium+

£399

per year

  • Access to All of Premium
  • Access to all of FamilyCapital Analytics, our interactive database with more than 500 detailed profiles of family investment groups

More Info

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Already have an account? Login

Leave a Reply