FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC based in New York is an American investment banking company. The name of the fund itself conjures up the concept of possessing limitless profit opportunities, something the company shares with other private equity companies. This firm is said to bring together the best of the best private equity and capital market investing strategies.
Fortress Investment Group LLC New York City specializes in financial investments in emerging markets around the world. The company was started as a private equity firm by Rob Kauffman, Wesley R. Edens, and Randal Nardone, all three having experience in financial advisory positions with Wall Street investment firms. Fortress Investment Group LLC is run like a corporation and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company offers two general styles of investing in common stock or preferred stock but also offers a variety of investment options such as options, warrants, hybrid securities, and warrants.
They are a direct-mail, direct-broker, and investment company specializing in private equity, venture capital, real estate, merchant banking, and alternative investments. One of the most important roles of Fortress Investment Group is to execute investment deals for private equity. The Group specializes in buying and selling global asset pools with a history of creating and closing successful deals.
The Group has created or acquired a variety of businesses including energy firms, property development companies, franchises, information technology firms, and financial institutions. Some of the companies that the Group has acquired have included insurance companies, consumer goods manufacturers, medical equipment makers, banks, and transportation companies. Because of the Group’s expertise in buying and selling international private equity and venture capital, many of these companies were able to raise additional funding through outside financing from either private investors or other firms.
As part of their services, the Fortress Investment Management Firm also offers funding for related activities such as the acquisition of other businesses, debt finance, and mergers and acquisitions. The funds from the equity offerings are used primarily for short-term purposes such as making buyouts, resolving portfolio issues, and increasing share value. However, some of the funds are used for long-term investments to generate a higher return. In recent years, the private equity group has diversified into other areas of investment, most notably the real estate field.