When you mention Asset-Based management, Industry Knowledge, Operations Management, Corporate Mergers, and Acquisitions or Capital Markets on industry leader comes to mind, and that is non-other than Fortress Investment Group. The group has been in existence since 1998 and has created tools necessary for the assessment of the strategic and operational health of an organization. With these they have been able to craft tools used by a Fortress investment group team of experts who know how to engage in and extract value from complex investments. This is a vision that was born at inception and continues to grow by the day. The founders of Fortress investment group were deliberate on setting their sights on these key areas as they understood how they worked and how they would grow them from the initial 400 million into what it is today.
Industry knowledge has been another area where Fortress investment has been keen on achieving unlimited insight. The concept of understanding the industry you invest in has always proved to be useful. It ensures that whatever potential hazards, as well as opportunities, can be weighed before making any investment decisions. It also ensures that whenever the team at Fortress group spot an opportunity, they are able to pass it through other teams that may understand different aspects of the same industry which ensures they are never blindsided. The vast industry knowledge at Fortress investment group has in large part been led by its leaders. Peter Briger, one of the Co-CEO’s, has been very keen on the development of debt management teams.
This has been instrumental as it has a bearing on how much credit they are able to take on when making investments. Part of the success of any equity or asset management firm comes from its management of debt and how much it flows back into assets as opposed to rewarding investors. The management style of Fortress Investment Group would attract the attention of Softbank, one of the largest investment banks from Japan. This was a solid investment opportunity for them and despite Fortress being a listed company they were ready to make an offer. In 2017 they made a 3.3 billion offer which was then passed on from management to the shareholders. In July the shareholders approved it, and the management was free to continue with the deal. Following the acquisition, however, the team at Softbank decided to maintain the leadership as it was. This meant that there was consistency going forward.