Real People.Real Investments.Real Opportunities.

FSB Companies is a private investment firm located in Chicago that owns and manages a diverse portfolio of companies in four sectors: private equity, real estate, agriculture, and lending. Founded by Frank Brumfield in 2006, our firm believes long-term company value derives from investment in quality people. The FSB team provides high-level business and technological resources across the portfolio, working closely with teams to create the best version of each company. Our mission is to foster opportunities for our portfolio companies and the people who power them.

Our team has developed proven strategies to help our portfolio of investments achieve success, whether they are disruptive ag biotech startups, high-performing healthcare companies, or unique real estate developments. Our investing strategy concentrates on building real companies and acquiring real assets. As shorthand, we categorize our investments with the acronym R.E.A.L. (Real estate, Equity, Agriculture, Lending). Read more about each of our investment divisions below.

Real Estate

We constantly cultivate opportunities to add hard assets to our portfolio. We focus on increasing performance and streamlining operations; we work closely with our property managers to maximize their leasing strategy. We recognize the potential in existing assets and build from the ground up where we see future demand.


We use a constructive approach to investing in businesses. Drawing upon our team’s experience, we build tailored strategies to help our companies maximize their potential. Then we implement our proven resources, from financial and accounting support to operational and technology improvements.


Our founder, Frank Brumfield, was raised on a farm in Mississippi and has a passion for land and those who tend it. Our agricultural division focuses on creating vertical integrations to yield favorable outcomes. With our experience in this area and diverse network, we are unique in our ability to bridge the gap from private equity to the ag sector.


Our lending portfolio provides flexible, timely capital and consists of mezzanine debt, preferred equity, and ag loans. Our familiarity with equity structures and the agriculture sector allows us to focus on individuals and businesses with unique needs and collateral types. We also work with syndicate opportunities, such as debt-focused funds and other investors.




The FSB Companies team works to drive results throughout our portfolio by providing a customized set of in-house resources. Our team analyzes the needs of each investment to see where we can create value by implementing proven processes and tailored solutions unique to each situation.

We are comprised of a small team of seasoned professionals, experienced entrepreneurs and operators focused on finding the right investment and guiding it through all phases. We place a premium on good people with a strong work ethic and emphasize our values.

The FSB Companies, LLC

414 N Orleans St, Suite 201

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 464-1384

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