Founded in 1986 by Len Blavatnik, an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. Access Industries is a privately held industrial group with long-term holdings throughout the world. Access Industries is headquartered in New York with additional offices in London and Moscow.
Access Industries’ investment focus spans seven sectors: Media and Telecommunication, Natural resources and Chemicals, Venture capital/ Technology, real Estate, Entertainment, Biotechnology and Endowment.
Among Access Industries’ principal holdings in the Natural Resources and Chemicals sectors are LyondellBasell Industries, an American multinational chemicals company, Calpine, the largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources in the U.S.
In Media and Entertainment, Access Industries owns Warner Music Group, one of the world’s major music companies. It also has a majority stake in Amedia, Russia’s largest producer of television series. In addition, Access Industries owns a large majority stake in DAZN, the first global pure-sport live and on-demand streaming service.
Access Industries also owns significant real estate investments, including the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a premier hotel property on 17 acres of landscaped gardens in the Côte d’Azur. In 2014 Access acquired the Ocean Club on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, a 36-acre beachfront site. Access Industries also has real estate investments in Argentina, where the Faena Group is currently developing the Faena Art District, a 300,000 square-meter construction space that began with the reconstruction of the El Porteño building, a century-old structure, and the creation of the Faena Hotel and Universe.
Access also invests in leading d technology operations. Among its key holdings are Digital Ocean, a cloud infrastructure provider. Access is also a major investor in Gett, a leading Ground Transportation Management (GTM) platform. In addition, Access owns a significant stake in Tory Burch LLC, a luxury lifestyle brand. Access’s other major holdings in the industry include Global Fashion Group, a leading fashion & lifestyle online retailer in emerging markets and Chime, a financial technology company which provides fee-free mobile banking services.