Private equity investors focus their capital resources on private companies. Over the past few years, private equity investors have gained a relatively large market niche. This is solely attributed to the fact that they attract some of the best corporations in various industries. When describing some of the best private equity investors in the world, Wes Edens fits the bill. The American businessman has invested in private equity as well as sports. Perhaps he is well recognized as the co-founder of the famous Fortress Investment Group. Aside from that, he co-owns Milwaukee Bucks. This is an association of basketball partly owned by a franchise in Wisconsin. As if those roles and positions are not enough for one man with a busy schedule, Edens owns FlyQuest, a League of Legends team.
Edens is an educated man. He attended Oregon State University for two courses; business administration and Bachelor of Science in finance.
With his academic credentials, he managed to secure a job straight after college. That is how his career began in 1987 when he worked at Lehamn Brothers. As the managing partner, Edens’ roles included overseeing the firm’s management and making critical decisions all for the good of the organization’s growth. After a few years of service and garnering vast knowledge of managerial skills, Edens joined BlackRock Asset. To be specific, BlackRock’s division of private equity. He worked as a partner for four years. In the short span, he was employed as the managing director as well.
Well, at that point, Edens had worked hard enough to understand the ropes of private equity, team leadership, and project management. As life’s transitions would later dictate him, he joined Peter Briger and Robert Kauffman in search for better pastures in the private equity industry. That is how the three co-founded Fortress Investment Group.
Edens became an active member of Fortress Investment Group in 1998. As a co-principal, he ensured that experts ran the organization. Behind the scenes, he invested in relatable investment styles that left the Wall Street Journal with the assignment to highlight his roles, contributions, and efforts to grow Fortress Investment Group.
Because of his contributions to Fortress Investment Group, Wes Dens earned positive recognition from some of the world’s best private equity firms. At the same time, high-profile corporations identified Fortress Investment Group. Of course, this would not be possible without a competent leader who oversees the allocation of assets and resources to the right dockets.