The Fortress Investment Group was established by Wes Edens and Randy Nardone in 1998. The company’s objective in the building of control-oriented speculations in the generation of cash flow was to acquire asset-based businesses and other assets in Western Europe, the Caribbean, and North America. The team at Fortress Investment implements a hands-on, opportunistic, and value-oriented method on the industries where the company has substantial knowledge and proficiency. The company is amenable for investments that cover a wide array of industries that as of the latest consist of Infrastructure and Healthcare, Energy, Transportation, and Financial Services.
The Private Equity Funds’ investment methodology involves the following:
The Private Equity Team of Fortress has a profound experience in investing in financial and physical assets that covers loans and leases, solar facilities and real estate, and airplanes and railroads that are protected by consumer and commercial assets. From the company’s perception, asset-based investment gives a basis of value against the possibility of such investment to be financed or underwritten that could provide a wider scale of exit options. The steady long-standing cash flows can similarly deliver an appealing alternative for taking the lead on progressive economic movements while evading the dualistic results which are related to the short-term, economic incidents’ impulses.
Value-Oriented Investing and Broadmindedness for Complexity
The usual practice of the Fortress Investment Group is to search for investments that can be procured at reasonable appraisals that is most often the outcome structural disfavor, distress, and complexity that is covered by the principal markets. As per the company’s familiarity of the industries, majority of the best investments are within the changing or difficult settings, especially when disturbances in the capital markets result to the insufficiency of funds for businesses that are by nature capital exhaustive. This is veritable for procuring an entire company including supplementary investments that are opportunistic which are in existence within the companies’ collection of assets.To be able to acquire the most captivating prospects in investment, Fortress Investment Groups’ Private Equity Team assess situations that involve a variety of multi-faceted tax and regulatory issues, elaborate capital structures, and asset classifications.
The investments of Fortress are usually at the connection of asset-based investment regulations.On the 28th of December 2017, Softbank Group Corporation publicly broadcasted that it has finally completed its procurement of Fortress Investment Group in the amount of $3.3 billion that it paid in cash. Subsequent to the deal SBG and all its wholly-owned holdings shall now own all the Fortress outstanding shares. The finalization have likewise satisfied all the pre-requisites of closing the transaction, as well as the approval of Fortress’s investors made on the 12th of July 2017 with the inclusion of the receipts that have all the essential regulatory endorsements. The agreement also entailed that Fortress will be operating separately from the Softbank Group, this will give the principals (Pete Briger, Wes Edens and Randy Nardone) of Fortress the opportunity to focus on the business without having to constantly deal with the headaches of managing the daily office operations.