Described as a trendaetter in alternative asset management since 1998, Fortress Investment Group has exceled in private equity, capital investment, and global hedge fun strategy. Diversified in its operstions, the firm has continuously added value for investors by seeking risk adjusted vehicles of returns in capital markets; merger and acquisition opportunities; real estate; financial as well as physical assets.
Broad experience in tapping credit fund consortiums over time has given the firm an edge in debt and equity deals across a wide range of intricate investment strategies. Also known for it’s ‘on the ground’ oversight of its sector-specific portfolio companies, Fortress Investment Group exceeds in its abilities to evaluate the structure, performance, and general health of sweet spot targets.
Through its relationships with corporate professionals, management teams, and other professional stakeholders, Fortress has taken charge of almost $50 billion in assets, consistently generating long-term cash flow.
Founding principals Wes Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randall Nardone took financial expertise and experience from their former positions at
other large banking firms to upstart their new alternative asset establishment. Hailing from Goldman Sachs, Blackrock, and UBS, the team would bring to the table significant financial knowledge and a plethora of valuable connections throughout its network of key decision makers. Their newly found venture not only grew, but grew quickly over the first five years of its existence- from $400 million to $4 billion respectively. From the 1999 launch of its first major investment fund to 2006, Fortress Investment Group grew by 40% year over year. By 2007, the firm’s assets grew to approximately $32 billion.
The firm’s exceptional leadership was recognized on numerous occasions for its innovation and unprecedented success in the alternative investment industry.
Japanese-based banking giant, SoftBank, recently acquired Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in an advantageous move to gain more exposure and diversify its holdings.
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