The Growth of the Fortress Investment Group

The Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by three partners who all had a solid financial back group. Initially, they were interested in building a private investment vehicle that would help them to make investments and eventually grow these investments into something tangible. The determination of these three partners is today the celebrated Fortress Investment Group that was recently acquired by Softbank for 3.3 billion dollars as part of their 50 billion investment cash they intended to bring into the United States. The company has grown from what it was initially over the twenty-year period they have been in existence to what they are today. Although most people associate the Fortress investment Group with asset management, it has a diverse portfolio of activities, it does as part of their investment strategy. They today engage in.

Asset-based investing

This is their largest venture as a group. These assets are either fully owned, majority/minority owned or simply managed assets. Assets are part of the company’s long-term cash flow drivers. They include some permanent investment vehicles which are in most cases publicly listed companies that are in all the diverse sectors that Fortress invests in. This can range from media, real estate as well a transport and infrastructure which includes Brightline which is a private railroad company that operators out of Florida and recently opened a new route in Miami.

Operations management

This entails the partial or complete takeover of a company’s operation. In most cases, the company may be serious in debt and on the verge of collapse. They specialize in advising the same and injecting the necessary capital and manpower to ensure revival. The Fortress Investment Group has the over the years developed tools that help them in evaluating operational, structural, and strategic abilities of any organization and establish what exactly needs to change for it to succeed.

Corporate mergers and acquisitions

For the Fortress Investment group, this is one of their most specialized areas. They can negotiate deals that are mutually beneficial for the companies looking to come together. They have done the same sometimes with tangible success.

Sector-specific knowledge of companies and institutions

This for them entails acquiring as much information about a given sector as possible. This is done by the hundreds of experts the company employees that have deep knowledge of different sectors and as such are able to make informed decisions on these sectors. This is especially true for their Credit division that is especially good at this.

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