Equity International (EI) invests in leading companies outside the United States with a focus on high-growth and opportunistic investments across various real estate sectors. Founded in 1999 by Sam Zell, Founder of Equity Group Investments, Chairman of Equity Residential Properties, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Capital Trust, Covanta Holding Corp and Anixter.

EI is recognized as a leading international investor and partner of choice, distinguished by an outstanding reputation, global capability and industry-leading portfolio companies. EI has raised over $2 billion and invested in 26 portfolio companies to-date across 15 countries, with a presence in the most compelling emerging markets.

Equity International (EI) is a strategic, growth-oriented investor drawing upon years of experience and a global network of relationships and resources.

The company employ a partnership approach, co-investing with world-class capital and operating partners in both existing and newly formed companies.

In sum, EI identify the most promising business opportunities in dynamic markets which they believe will ultimately achieve optimal scale and liquidity and be most attractive to institutional investors, public markets and strategic buyers.

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GTI is an India focused long term investment vehicle backed by prominent industry figures from India and overseas and managed by Mr. Gaurav Dalmia (Managing Director, OCL India) and Mr. Madhav Dhar (formerly, co-founder of Traxis Partners and Head of Morgan Stanley – Asset Management, Emerging Market Group).

Jonathan Schulhof: Has a history of start-up and growth equity investments in India including Air Works, Nova Medical Centers and Glori Oil.

Madhav Dhar : Co-Founder of Traxis Partners, a global multi-asset class hedge fund. Former member of Morgan Stanley Asset Management executive committee, Strategist and Head of the Emerging Markets Group.

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IFC World Bank Group

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in about 100 countries, IFC uses its capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. In FY14,

IFC provided more than $22 billion in financing to improve lives in developing countries and tackle the most urgent challenges of development.

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is head quartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

Goldman Sachs has been serving Indian clients since the early 1990s and established an onshore presence in India in December 2006 following a ten-year joint venture. Today, it serves leading corporate and institutional clients through corporate finance (investment banking), equity sales and trading and fixed income securities businesses, as well as providing macro-economic and investment research and asset management services. Goldman Sachs is also an active investor in India, deploying more than $2.5 billion in capital since 2006. In addition, the firm’s 6,000-person Bangalore office provides critical support and service functions for Goldman Sachs around the world.

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Our philosophy


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  • People
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Distinction

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Stalwarts in the field of hospitality and investment portfolio across the globe constitute of our shareholders

  • Equity International
  • GTI Capital Group
  • IFC
  • The Goldman Sachs

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  • Marriott
  • Accor
  • Starwood
  • Hyatt

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SAMHI is managed by a best in class & multi-disciplinary management team. SAMHI’s leadership has proven experience of hotel investments making it one of the most engaged asset owner.

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