Founded in 1998, Fortress Investment Group LLC, holds approximately $43.6 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017. This number is not by luck, Fortress has become one of the leading, diversified global investment managers across the globe. This firm holds the title as the first to sell shares to the public, as an U.S. hedge fund manager, in 2007. You would have to expect this is partly why SoftBank Group Corporation has decided to buy into Fortress Investment Group for upwards of $3.3 billion in cash, to make it the world’s largest private equity fund. Yes, cash! This Japanese company very much intends for Fortress Investment Group to work closely with their new technology investment fund and possibly doubling Fortress’s assets in the near years. SoftBank’s decision rides the heels of Masayashi Son’s announcement to team up with Saudi Arabia to set up a $100 billion technology fund.
Fortress Investment Group is employing about 953 asset managers and 2,439 employees across the globe, with high satisfaction reviews from their talent. According to their online reviews, the past and current employees have described their time there to be, nothing less than, competitive, fast paced, and very educational. This is the perfect environment for innovation and growth, individually and as a team. The skills of new and past leadership include high academic careers and experienced professional records. Their employees across the globe have been chosen not only from their skills but because they understand the core competencies of Fortress Investment Group. The core competencies for this high end investment firm are asset-based, industry knowledge, operations management, corporate mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.
This private equity firm is in the business of financial loan servicing and reaches to investments in energy, power equipment and more. Their categories of service are private equity, private capital vehicles, credit hedge funds and credit private equity. The firm is sufficiently running accounts for small and large businesses in multiple areas of the world. This finance expert and giant has serviced pricing, financing and owning of physical and financial assets. The management areas include but are not limited to real estate and capital assets and ofcourse, financial assets secured by diversified longstanding cash flows. Their team of experienced investment professionals combined with the highly refined tools at their fingertips allows Fortress to find the best low-risk, low cost financing for their investors. If you haven’t been convinced that Fortress Investment Group is the place for you to work and invest, well, you must have missed the last 400 words prior to this sentence.
Jose Auriemo Neto is the chairman of the Brazilian real estate development company, JHSF Participacoes SA. He was formerly also its CEO, during which he personally oversaw the construction of office buildings, hotels, and public developments. Just prior to that, in the first decade of 2000, he helped lead JHSF into retail and then luxury retail. The company’s first venture into luxury retail was the massive shopping complex, Cidade Jardim.
Today it contains 180 stores, nine residential towers, four office towers, and one mixed-use building. Among many other top international brands, it boasts Daslu, Reebok Academy, Emporio Fasano, Cinemark, Armani, Louis Vutton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Montblanc, La Perla, Longchamp, and Casa do Saber. In the first couple of years, there was a decline in luxury sales.
Nevertheless, the complex proved hugely successful. Jose first began working at JHSF in 1993. In successfully earned JHSF the rights build its first shopping center. In the many years afterward, he ascended through the ranks of leadership until becoming CEO in the first decade of 2000. In doing so, he replaced his retiring father who co-founded the company with his brother in 1972. When it was first founded it was known as just JHS. Read More.
With its international headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, the mighty OSI Food Solutions has been able to expand into foreign territories. This particular food processor has established itself as a global leader in food wholesale as the company now has a reported 65 facilities. Many of these facilities have been strategically placed to help increase the company’s efficiency. Poland, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Canada, Brazil, Japan, India, Hungary and Spain are just some of the locations. OSI Food Solutions has also used acquisitions to propel itself straight to the top.
In 2016, this food processor went on an acquisition blitz to say the least. BAHO Food and Flagship Europe were acquired by OSI, and these two European businesses magnified OSI’s scope to a larger audience. Thanks to this addition, OSI was able to bring new food products to the masses, including a plethora marinades, an abundance of frozen goods and a myriad of snack foods. To create a fresh start, OSI Food Solutions has retained many of the acquired companies’ employees.
Flagship Europe has also been given a fresh start by being rebranded. As of today, Flagship Europe is now knownas Creative Foods Europe. Also in 2016, OSI was presented with the Globe ofHonor Award by the British Safety Council. This particular award goes to companies that excel in exemplary management of environmental risks. This particular award goes to other companies that serve in a range of fields. This is OSI’s third time winning this exclusive award since 2013. OSI Food Solutions’ future path is continuing to look mighty bright. Big business moves are always in the making, and the company is consistently expanding into foreign markets. OSI Food Solutions is simply the standard by which all other food processors are measured.