Wes Edens is a global icon who has proved real investment is not about eyeing for one sector, but different industries, including even sports.
As a determined businessman, Mr. Wes Edens have extensively invested in various industries, including financial services, real estate, media, healthcare, infrastructure and transportation, and of recent in sports. In 2014, he helped establish New Fortress Energy, in essence, to promote, as well as support the transition of the world to clean and renewable energy.
Prior to founding Fortress Investment Group, CEO Wes Edens served at BlackRock Financial management firm as the managing director, as well as at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. under the same title.
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In the sector of sport, CEO Wes Edens became a co-owner of a Milwaukee based basketball team– the Milwaukee Bucks, after acquiring it, together with a New York City investment executive Marc Lasry, from Herb Kohl- former United States Senator, for $550 million in early 2014. Through his commitment and determination for prosperity for the NBA franchise, Mr. Edens facilitated the delivery of a new, $524 million worth arena in Milwaukee City- Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center, which was opened on August 2018.
Recently in 2018, in partnership with an Egyptian businessman, Nassef Sawiris, the Fortress co-founder, Mr. Wes Edens acquired the club of Aston Villa with a majority stake of 55%. In spite of their brilliant performance in the second-tier championship division, Tony Xia- the club’s previous sole owner now turned co-owner, highlighted that through the efforts and support of the new partners, including Edens, the club now have high chances of getting back to its top position and get back to the Premier League.
On his end, Mr. Edens, together with his counterpart, noted that they will put a lot of focus and efforts on their new club, carry out a comprehensive assessment and evaluation, in respect to help strengthen the club, as well as guarantee Aston villa it has gotten back to its rightful upper position in the English football.
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