Among the many factors that have contributed to the success of Fortress Investment Group is effective management of mergers and acquisitions. The firm has special expertise in the area. Fortress has employed professionals that have been very successful in establishing and maintaining professional business relationships with various corporate stakeholders, senior management, and leaders. This has made it smooth for the firm to enter into very fruitful joint business ventures with other organizations through mergers and acquisitions.These crucial deals started back in 2006 when Fortress Investment Group acquired a Canadian company that operated the largest ski resort in North America, Intrawest. Between the same period and 2007, Fortress also purchased Florida East Coast Industries; a firm that owned Florida East Coast Railway. It also acquired RailAmerica and Penn National Gaming (which operated numerous casinos and horse racing venues).In 2010, Fortress continued to purchase AIG’s American General Financial Services, an organization that later changed to Springleaf Financial Services.
Under the umbrella of Fortress Group, the value of Springleaf Financial Services skyrocketed to $3.5 billion, what was 27 times the value of its purchase price. Other firms that Fortress Investment Group either acquired or with which it entered into partnership were Logan Circle Partners, D.B. Zwirn & Co., Mount Kellett, and Graticule Asset Management Asia. Later in 2017, a Japanese multinational company, SoftBank Group Corporation announced to have acquired Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in cash. This move saw all the outstanding Fortress shares transfer their ownership to SoftBank and its fully owned Subsidiaries. The leadership of the company, however, remained under the three principals; Randal Nardone and Wes Edens, and Peter Briger. Though under the SoftBank’s umbrella, Fortress continues to operate independently with its headquarters in New York and San Francisco. Fortress Group possesses a very significant history characterized by success and an adorable reputation. For instance, in 2007, the company went public, a move that made history internationally. It was the first company of its size and type to announce an IPO, a move that was heavily imitated by its industry counterparts. Fortress has also received many industry awards and accolades that are only designed for the best performing firms across the investment industry.
Fortress Investment Group is an investment company that has been setting the pace for the industry since its formation in 1998. It’s an alternative asset business managing more than $43 billion in assets under management. Fortress is proud to have a vast clientele more than 1800 private and institutional clients from all over the world. Learn More.