Fortress Investment Group was the first organization that is privately held to have gone public. The company had its shares trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The organization has been acquired by SoftBank, something that will make it be delisted from the stock exchange market. SoftBank is a global holding corporation which is ranked top 58 when it comes to organizations whose stocks are traded publicly in the world by Forbes. With the acquisition, Fortress will be running its activities independently. Moreover, Fortress Investment Group will maintain its leadership team including Wes Edens, the co-chair and Randal Nardone, the CEO of the group. Many will wonder which kind of acquisition is this, but there good reasons behind it.
SoftBank had to go through a lot to acquire Fortress Investment Group. However, all the details of the deal were finalized in December 2017. The deal got approval from the shareholders of Fortress Investment Group, and this came as a surprise to many. SoftBank is a company that is devoted to funding technology-based organizations while on the other hand, Fortress Investment Ground concentrates on alternative asset management. Both organizations are leaders in the world when it comes to their sectors. This move displays the interests that SoftBank has in the alternative asset management sector. It clears indicates that the Japanese corporation wants to become the largest organization in the world dealing with investment management. The fact that fortress Investment group has a lot of assets under its control must have been the attraction part that motivated SoftBank into acquiring it.
According to Softbank, it has not been a smooth ride to acquire Fortress Group. Being a foreign organization, it had to go through the Committee on Foreign Investments to purchase an organization in the United States. This takes place to ensure national security. This made SoftBank sign a deal that it will have almost no say concerning how Fortress Group handles its assets.
However, this did not come as a surprise to SoftBank’s founder Masayoshi Son. He knew what was ahead of him when it comes to acquiring an organization in the United States but he was ready to go through it all to attain his goals. He had tried early to charm Trump in one of his Visits to Trump power and even promised to invest $50 billion in the United States. The shareholders of Fortress Group will achieve 8.08 per share after Softbank paid 39 percent of the deal.
The Madison Street Capital is an investment and financial assistance firm that helps middle market businesses around the world prosper. The company managed to become known globally after they decided to expand their markets in Africa, Europe, and Asia. One of the reasons why the company succeeded in the industry is because they hire only the best people for the job. Recently, the Madison Street Capital announced that they hired a new managing director who will be working for their Capital Markets team. The new managing director, Lawrence Alioto, stated that he is pleased to join the company and he is ready to share his knowledge to contribute to the company’s success. He is expected to provide advice to their clients, especially those who are asking about the technology sector and the company’s financial transactions.
According to Charles Botchway, the chief executive officer of the Madison Street Capital, the advancement in technology helped a lot of businesses around the world. He also stated that there would be an increase in the demand for technology, especially for new startups which will be basing their operations on different technological platforms. He is confident with the tech background of Lawrence Alioto, and he said that his capabilities would help the company in so many ways. The Madison Street Capital is currently preparing for their expansion in the city of Austin, Texas, and hiring new personnel on board would make it easier for them to adapt to a new environment.
Lawrence Alioto worked for numerous companies before being hired by the Madison Street Capital. He was with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange before the 1990s, where he started his career in trading. He then transferred to the Paine Webber Company to work as a registered representative. During the late 1990s, he decided to work in private equity firms, and it developed his interest in the financial industry. He continued his career with a tech company called the VeriTrainer Corporation, serving as its principal and eventually, the president. He decided to transfer to the Madison Street Capital later on because of the opportunities waiting for him.
The management team at the Madison Street Capital welcomes Lawrence Alioto into the company. They are optimistic about the things that he can do for the company’s success, and they are hoping that through his background in the financial and technological industry, he will be able to bring drastic changes within the company. The Madison Street Capital has a lot of clients, and most of them are relying on their services, especially when dealing with their financial needs. The company sees the addition of their new managing director as a great start in providing their clients with more reliable services that will help them with their business.
Hussain Sajwani is successful business mogul focusing on property development, marketing, and management. He started his marketing career in the hotel industry, and through his catering venture which he founded in the year 1982, he could effectively manage over 200 projects and also serve more than 150,000 meals a day. His focus markets included Africa, CIS, and the Middle East. By the year 2002, his main focus shifted to property development and management which led to the birthing of DAMAC Properties in the Middle East. The company has grown through the years and has become one of the leading global property development companies operating in different cities such as Doha, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Dubai, and Riyadh. DAMAC Properties has managed to deliver more than 17,900 homes and has a wide development portfolio of about 44,000 units all at different stages.
Hussain Sajwani studied Economics and Industrial Engineering in the University of Washington and through his entrepreneurial skills he has led to the exceptional growth of DAMAC Properties. He has proven that a vision can be translated into a corporate reality and a successful venture. Apart from flourishing in the property development sector, Hussain Sajwani has also invested in equity and capital markets, and this makes him an astute businessman.
During an interview, Hussain Sajwani said that the idea of establishing a property development company came from his experience in a family business, his inherent entrepreneurial skills and willingness to take risks. Once he was sure that he could start his own business, he began by developing his catering business, then to developing small hotel buildings which grew into developing towers. He said that his typical days involve meeting business partners and this includes expanding his business network by adding new contacts that are business minded. Hussain also values family time and thus said that he spares enough time for them.
Hussain says that he brings his ideas into reality by first envisioning his projects and then taking calculated risks after disregarding fear of failure as long as he believes in the potentiality of the project. When asked to name among the things that excite him, his response was the evolution of digital marketing and social media. To him, these two developments have improved communication and marketing experience than ever before. Hussain Sajwani (@HussainSajwaniOfficial) also said that as an entrepreneur, it is good for a person to travel and experience new things and start viewing everything from a different and sometimes better perspective.
Herbalife sponsored athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, grew up in a family of soccer lovers and was destined to play the game himself. With his father as a trainer; he discovered his own passion for soccer. That passion would lead him to become a professional soccer champion. Ronaldo admits to not focusing on nutrition when he was younger, but he later learned just how valuable nutrition is to a professional athlete. He chose to partner with Herbalife to increase his recovery rate after a game or practice session so he could be the best professional athlete that he could be. Besides his athletic goals, Cristiano Ronaldo is also a loving father and takes pride in teaching his son values. He teaches his son to believe in himself and to work hard while earning respect. Cristiano Ronaldo is also a positive man. He focuses on what is happening now and doesn’t worry about what the future may hold. He says that he’s confident that the future will bring good things to his life.
Created in 1980, Herbalife is a nutrition-themed company founded by Mark Hughes. The company had a humble beginning and originated from the trunk of Mark’s car. He sold protein shakes to help people manage their own weight and nutrition after his own mother died at an early age. Mark Hughes claims that his mother’s unfortunate death was the result of unsafe weight loss habits and poor nutrition. Now, the Herbalife company is a global company that boasts a variety of products and advanced marketing techniques. The company features a line of nutritional supplements, weight management supplies, and nutritional supplements that are specifically aimed at athletes. The company is self-sufficient and handles its own development and marketing needs for its products. Herbalife follows a multi-level marketing formula and allows people outside of the company to partner as distributors of their products.
Francisco Domenech is the current managing partner of Politank. This is a government law firm specializing in strategy development that represents the interests of private parties before government forums. He is a former Director in the office of the Legislative Services of the P.R assembly. During his service in the office he streamlined a staff of over 130 employees, and expanded the services offered by the assembly’s library. He enabled access to the library by the physically handicapped and the blind. At the time, he managed a budget of about $11 million. Before taking this position he was the Chief Legal Counsel to the President of the P.R senate. In this capacity he represented the interest of the Senate before courts and provided legal advice. Read his article at washingtonpost.com
Mr Francisco graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a degree in Political Science. During his time at the University, he was the President of the Student Council in 2000. He also studied at the University College of London’s law school. Between 2007 and 2012, he served as a member of the Democratic National Committee. He was also a delegate in four National Conventions. In 2008, he was the Deputy Campaign Manager of the Clinton campaign in Purto Rico.
He has used Politank to support philanthropic endeavours. Some of the endeavors he has supported include: The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, Museo de Arte de Ponce and TASIS Dorado Scholarship Fund. He practices at the US Courts of Appeals, courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, US District Court of Puerto Rico, US Supreme Court and US Court of International Trade.
Since he became the co-chair of Hillblazers Francisco Domenech has been a stronger supporter of Clinton. His movement provided the younger professionals, students and first-time voters who supported Hillary Clinton’s presidency in 2008. He managed several fundraisers to support her campaigns. Even before the Hillary campaigns, he acquired political experience from voter registration, canvassing and fundraising.