Becker Ventures is a family owned and operated private equity company. It operates as a conglomerate with investments in manufacturing, real estate, and service industries. Becker Ventures LLC was founded in 1998 and is based in Troy, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.
Becker Ventures specializes in a several markets with a core focus on management, ethical standards and investment returns. With a small team, a national presence and a hands on approach to investing, Becker Ventures continues to build on their reputation of successful business management. See some of our latest investments below to learn more.
A Contemporary American Brasserie Inspired by the raucous fun of early French brasseries and helmed by star culinary talent, Free Rein creates an all-day energy with elevated fare on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Combining French influence with…
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find here. Modern comforts, both large and small. All the things that make life more livable. From a state-of-the-art fitness and yoga studio to an outdoor terrace with televisions, grilling, and…
St. Jane Hotel
A Luxury Boutique Hotel in Chicago It’s about more than just having a view. It’s about having a point of view. An Art Deco legend lives at the epicenter of a new cultural movement, one that…
Roots in the Auto Industry...
Becker Ventures has a history of excellence dating back almost 70 years, with its genesis in Leonard Becker’s first company, Perfect Mold; a small tool and die shop in the Detroit area. His sons, Charles and Bruce Becker, continued the legacy, subsequently building their father’s company into one of the largest family owned automotive suppliers in the world.
Perfect Mold 1940’s-50’s
Established by the family patriarch and founder, Leonard Becker, Perfect Mold was a small tool and die shop.
Becker Group 1987
Lead by his sons, and renamed Becker Group, Charles and Bruce Becker aggressively positioned the company to be a major player in the automotive parts industry, not only nationally, but worldwide. With operations spanning the globe, Becker Group quickly became one of the most prominent, and trusted automotive suppliers worldwide.
Challenging the “Big Guys” 1996
Becker made their move into the big-time in 1996 by purchasing Gebr. Happich GmbH, Europe’s second-largest maker of interior trim. Making them a dominant player in the global automotive supply business.
Revenue Milestone and Sale 1998
With 44 years of operation, $1.3 Billion in sales and 8,000 employees spanning two continents, Becker Group was acquired by Johnson Controls for nearly $1 Billion dollars in 1998. After the sale of Becker Group, Charles went on to found Becker Ventures, a private equity firm based in Troy, Michigan.
Becker Ventures Today
Keeping with family tradition, Carrie Becker-Meghie and Jill Becker-Mast, daughters of Charles Becker, continue to manage and operate Becker Ventures. With a series of recent investments in real estate, hospitality, pharmaceutical and banking, both daughters continue the family legacy of savvy business management.
To Contact Becker Ventures
Becker Ventures has headquarters in Chicago, Illinois and Troy, Michigan.
5700 Crooks Rd, Troy, MI 48098
230 N Michigan Ave, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
“$75 MILLION Financing and Renovation Completed for the St. Jane Hotel in Chicago.”
– Crains Chicago
“Former Chicago Hard Rock Hotel Reopens As The St. Jane”
“John Buck and Becker Ventures break ground on luxury apartments…in $89 Million deal”
– Crains Chicago