Wes Edens is a private equity investor and a sports team owner. He is the co-founder of the Fortress Investment firm. Wesley Edens invests in various industries and organizations such as the healthcare, transportation, and financial services. He is also the firm’s co-chief executive officer, co-chairperson, private chief investment officer, and president of the private equity.
He is responsible for publicly traded alternative investment and private equity businesses. Wes Edens is the founder and owner of the Milwaukee Bucks firm, and he worked at the Newcastle Investment Holdings as the Chief Executive Officer. While young, he was a competitive skier. He went to the University of Oregon State where he earned a B.S in Business Administration and Finance. He started his career at Lehman Brothers organization where he was a managing director and a partner.
The Fortress Investment Group
Since its establishment, the firm has been a trendsetter. This was proved when the company received the initial public offering as the only largest private equity organization to ever go public on the famous New York Stock Exchange. Nowadays, the Fortress investment group is a diversified Investment management company that directs more than $43 billion in assets for more than 1, 750 investors in the hedge funds, private equity, and permanent capital cars. The main areas of specialization of the company include operations management, capital markets, asset-based investment, acquisitions and corporate mergers and sector-specific skill of institutions and industries.
Wes Edens recently launched the Brightline passenger train which is privately owned and managed railway system in the entire country. The system first made its run from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in May this year. The owner who is Wes Edens believes that the system will be helpful and will deliver its services effectively to cities such as Charlotte and Atlanta, Dallas and Houston and other neighboring areas. Apart from the privately owned and managed train system news, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens took a majority stake in Aston Villa Football Club which is found in England. The two jointly own and manage NSWE which is the firm that injected money in Aston Villa Football Team.