In the world of sports, Wes Edens is already a relatively big name. He has co-owned the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team for several years now already. Recently, Wes Edens decided to make another investment in a sports team. This time, he and Nassef Sawiris purchased around 55% of the Aston Villa Soccer Club. The sale of the soccer team was just recently given the approval by the EFL. While the team may have experienced a bit of trouble in recent years, Wes Edens does not think it will take them that long to get back on track to success. One of the main goals of Aston Villa is to once again be part of the Premier League. As the biggest soccer organization in the UK, the team was disappointed, to say the least, when they had to drop out of it.
Things are looking good for the Aston Villa team and Wes Edens is willing to put in the time and effort to help them along the way. Earlier this year, the team was devastated after a loss in the playoffs led to them being unable to rejoin the Premier League at the time. Fortunately, Wes Edens, the co-founder and chairman of Fortress Investment Group, doesn’t think it is going to take the team long to achieve their goal with their continued dedication and hard work. Fortress Investment Group was founded around 2 decades ago. They continue to make innovations in the financial industry as they continue to grow. The company is known for its knowledge of different industries and its experience in many different, large business transactions.
The area that Fortress Investment Group is perhaps best known for is mergers and acquisitions. Instead of short-term investments, Fortress Investment Group focuses on providing their clients with revenue that will be there for them in the long-term. When it comes to assets, the team at Fortress are experts at pricing, financing, managing, and owning them. They have many different tools available to help them get the most out of each investment that is made. Today, Fortress Investment Group manages assets worth more than $43 billion that belongs to approximately 1,700 investors from different areas of finance. They were the first firm of their kind to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007, a notable accomplishment. With more than 900 employees, Fortress Investment Group is headquartered in New York.