A Sneak-Peek into Wes Edens as he Purchases Majority Stake in Aston Villa Football Club
Wes Edens, the Milwaukee Bucks co-owner, recently grabbed the limelight after making an unprecedented majority stake purchase in Aston Villa Football Club. In conjunction with Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris, the duo jointly control and own NSWE, which is the enterprise credited with funding substantial capital in Aston Villa F.C. Currently competing in the English Football League Championship, Wes Edens aims at reviving the Club to its former upper echelons of the Premier League. Optimism remains high as Mr. Edens intends on hiring Aston Villa’s former owner Tony Xia as the co-chairman based on his immense experience managing the English Football Club. The English League didn’t hesitate to verify and approve the capital injection and subsequent transaction.
While issuing a statement, both Sawiris and Edens reiterated their firm commitment to plying the Premier League despite falling short to achieving promotion last season. With the support of business tycoons such as Wes Edens, Aston Villa is expected to bounce back to its rightful place in English Football. By collaborating with Dr. Tony Xia, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris look forward to undertaking an intensive assessment, and evaluation to strengthen the structures and squads ahead of the upcoming season.
Fortress Investment Group
Wes is widely credited with playing a pivotal role in Fortress Investment Group’s remarkable success. Since its inception in 1998, Wes Edens has steered the company’s growth through leaps and bounds to manage an astonishing $43 billion of assets across 1,750 investors. Unlike other hedge funds, Fortress Investment Group has harnessed its efforts towards adopting a single strategy based on strong risk-adjusted returns. The New York-based hedge fund currently employs over 900 employees. At the core of its existence, Fortress Investment Group specializes in asset-based investing, capital markets, corporate mergers and acquisitions and operations management.
For over two decades, Fortress Investment Group has harnessed relationships with various management professionals, stakeholders and board members. Such a unique workforce and vast experience have elevated the company’s status to securing financing via equity markets and debts. Its employees have perfected the art of identifying profitable companies based on valuable knowledge regarding various industries. With the aid of Randal Nardone and Rob Kauffman, Wes has brought on board enormous financial experience from previous positions such as Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Billionaire Sawiris, Edens to Buy Aston Villa Soccer Club