Successful businessman Wes Edens financially backs plan to keep the Oakland Raiders in the city of Oakland and establish the necessary funding and resources from Fortress Investment Group to allow a new stadium to be built in Oakland and solidify the deal to remain in the city. Wes Edens is currently Private Equity Chief Investment Officer and President and Head of Private Equity at Fortress Investment Group LLC. Wes Edens was educated at Oregon State University with a Bachelor Degree in Finance and also received a Business Administration Degree as well. After a successful career at various high-level investment positions within multiple investment firms and other lending institutions, Wes Edens has established a reputation as a true businessman and intelligent investor. In fact, Wes Edens specializes in alternative assets at Fortress Investment Group including Illiquid credit Investments, distressed assets, and also undervalued assets and various other asset classes as well.
With a strong knowledgeable well-informed staff at Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens has surrounded himself with some of the more brilliant minds in the investment and credit industry. The staff at Fortress Investment Group provides high-level analysis and evaluation opportunities that create lucrative income streams and profitable returns on investment from various investment categories. Furthermore, Fortress Investment Group is a global conglomerate with over 1,600 institutional and individual clients that comprise of a vast portfolio of over $67.5 billion in assets under management. Currently, Wes Edens is co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and has become has become one of the more recognized owners within the sports industries and a go-to person for establishing credit and resources to finance various construction projects for stadiums and other sports complex. In particular, Wes Edens was brought into the conversation to bring about a resolution to the Oakland Raiders potential move to Las Vegas.
Wes and Fortress provided the necessary resources and investment capital to allow the Oakland Raiders to propose a way to actually remain in Oakland. Wes Edens has established himself as one of the most knowledgeable and insightful investment managers that can facilitate the level of expertise needed to accomplish the difficult negotiations within the sports arenas. Furthermore, Wes Edens brings years of experience with creating opportunities to pull together investment capital and resources along with institutional credit vehicles that allow his partners to create opportunities for successful sports ventures. As a knowledgeable businessman and skillful investor, Wes Edens has created an opportunity for the Oakland Raiders to not only build a new stadium within Oakland but also provide the resources needed to create a stadium sports complex that’s second to none within the league.