Wes Edens is the founder and chairman of Fortress Investment Group. His firm is one of the leading asset managers in the world for clients in a variety of industries. Since 1998, Edens has worked to build the firm into a very successful alternative asset management firm. Along with being a successful entrepreneur in the financial services industry, Wes Edens has also been involved in professional sports. He is the co owner of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. With his ownership of the Bucks, Edens has seen the team improve.
Today, Edens has looked to expand his holdings in professional sports teams by purchasing a stake in the English Premier soccer team Aston Villa. Since purchasing the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association, Wes Edens has seen the team become one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks have acquired a lot of talent in order to become a team capable of competing for a championship. They have earned the top seed in the conference and are a favorite to reach the NBA Finals. Over the last few years, Edens has helped the Bucks become a top contending team by developing a winning culture and investing resources into coaches and players to help improve the team.
This past year, Wes Edens has become the part owner of the Aston Villa soccer team. Edens knew that the team was very valuable and therefore looked to invest in it for high returns. Aston Villa has been one of the top soccer teams in its respective league. However, it has been going through a down period. Wes looks to help the team improve and become a top championship contender in the near future. He will look to introduce a winning culture and make sure that the team has the talent necessary to eventually win a championship. In order to acquire an ownership stake in Aston Villa, Wes Edens collaborated with a number of other investors. He received advice from other sports team owners as well as partnering up with another top business tycoon to acquire the team. With this collaboration, Edens will likely complete a smooth transition to international sports team ownership.