THE COMPANY, FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP.
Fortress Investment Group is a New York-based investment management firm that was founded in January 1st, 1998 by Randal A. Nardone, the CEO, Wesley R. Edens and Peter L. Briger, co-founders, principals and co-chairman of the Board of directors. The company invests and manages assets like Credit Funds, Liquid Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Railroads and Traditional Asset Management. Fortress investment group has five competencies that are core to its success. First, it is Asset-Based whereby the company invests majorly in various types of assets either physical assets (real estate or capital assets) or financial assets. Secondly, it has industrial knowledge in that the company has investment professionals with expertise in specific sectors who also have relations with individuals, institutions, and companies that it invests in.
Thirdly is the operations management whereby the company has tools for assessing challenges in operations, structure or strategy and thus enabling it to obtain value from investments that are complex. Fourth is the Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions that is based on experience thus enabling the company to work with the board of directors, managers, and other stakeholders to help determine the best way to structure and execute an investment. Lastly, the Capital markets: from expertise, the company accesses the debt and equity capital markets and secures low-risk financing and low cost for its investments.Fortress Investment Group is currently owned by SoftBank Group since it completed its acquisition of the company for $3.3 billion shilling in cash in December 27th, 2017. This was after all conditions stated were satisfied and there was approval by the shareholders on July 12th, 2017.
Though owned by SoftBank, Fortress Investment Group still operates independently with its headquarters in New York and even maintains its leaders, culture, business model, personnel, brand and anything that contributed to its continued success to date. Being the leading and diversified investment manager, Fortress investment Group manages approximately $43.6billion of assets as of December 31st, 2017. This covers institutional clients above 1750 and worldwide private investors ranging from credit to real estate both in private equity and permanent capital investments. As of the same period of December 31st, Fortress investment group had asset management employees up to 953 at their headquarters in New York and in their other offices worldwide. This included a good number of investment professionals up to around 216 individuals. Their cornerstone being Investment performance, Fortress Investment Group over the long term strives to obtain high risk made returns for their investors.