While outsiders scratch their heads over the acquisition of Fortress Investment Group by multinational megacorporation SoftBank, Fortress’ clients are smiling all the way to the bank. They stand to see solid growth and profits with access to exciting new investment opportunities. The history of both businesses reveals the reasons the match is such a good fit and how clients stand to profit from the $3.3 Billion acquisition.
A Good Fit for Both Companies
Fortress Investment Group co-founders Peter Briger, Randal Nardone and Wes Edens built their firm with core principles focusing on solid decision making, accountability and maintaining the firm’s integrity at the highest levels.
Driven to pursue the highest returns for clients, they understand the power of diversification and actively seek out new areas of opportunity for the company to explore. The company expansion of their private rail line, Brightline, into Miami, FL is a perfect example.
A positive and green friendly solution to the area’s commuter crush, the line provides safe and comfortable service between Miami and Fort Lauderdale several times each day.
Creative thinking took the day once again with the group’s investment in connectivity leader iPass and limited partner interest in Red Rock Energy L.P. Group clients gained access to totally secured investment opportunities with strong future earnings potential.
Diversification and Creative Thinking
Exploring the tech and Internet-related opportunities provided by the acquisition is another instance where creative forward thinking can benefit the thousands of private and institutional clients Fortress serves. SoftBank’s strong roster of web-based holdings, telecommunications and broadband access investments reveals the same dedication to outside-the-box thinking and solid business practices empowering the Fortress Investment Group.
Already richer from the $8.08 per share premium gained through the acquisition, Fortress Investment Group clients now stand to gain even more in the future. With the acquisition of the Fortress Group and Internet giant Yahoo, SoftBank soon could be one of the largest and most influential investment management firms of all time.