Fortress Investment Group

American investment management firm based in New York City.

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Diagram of the basic structure of a generic leveraged buyout transaction

Wes Edens

American billionaire businessman and private equity investor.

American billionaire businessman and private equity investor.

Diagram of the basic structure of a generic leveraged buyout transaction

He is the co-founder of Fortress Investment Group and founder of New Fortress Energy.

GateHouse Media

American publisher of locally based print and digital media.

American publisher of locally based print and digital media.

In June 2005, Fortress Investment Group bought Liberty for $527 million.

Brightline train at station in December 2017

Brightline

Privately run inter-city rail route between Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida that runs on track owned by Florida East Coast Railway.

Privately run inter-city rail route between Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida that runs on track owned by Florida East Coast Railway.

Brightline train at station in December 2017
Brightline train at station in December 2017
Former All Aboard Florida logo
Construction on MiamiCentral in 2015
Brightline train route map (interactive map)
Schematic of rapid transit and passenger rail service in the Miami metropolitan area in 2017. It is unknown when the Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link is scheduled to be operational.
MiamiCentral station entrance in 2018
Brightline Fort Lauderdale station
West Palm Beach station

Its development started in March 2012 as All Aboard Florida by Florida East Coast Industries, a Florida real estate developer owned by Fortress Investment Group.

The entrance to RK Motors Charlotte, one of Kauffman's subsidiaries.

Rob Kauffman (businessman)

American businessman, investment banker, racing team owner and racing driver.

American businessman, investment banker, racing team owner and racing driver.

The entrance to RK Motors Charlotte, one of Kauffman's subsidiaries.

Founder of Fortress Investment Group, Kauffman retired from investing in 2012.

RailAmerica

Holding company of a number of short-line railroads and regional railroads in the United States and Canada.

Holding company of a number of short-line railroads and regional railroads in the United States and Canada.

In 2007, RailAmerica was acquired by Fortress Investment Group.

SoftBank Group

Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, and focuses on investment management.

Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, and focuses on investment management.

SoftBank store in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
SoftBank store in Sendai, with decorations for the Tanabata
Sony TH291 cellular phone for the Digital Tu-Ka operator
J-PHONE store in Nagoya in 2003
Television broadcast on a 2007 Sharp phone on SoftBank
Vodafone store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo
A SoftBank mobile cell tower in Nakatsugawa, Gifu
SoftBank 821SH PG
SoftBank 001P by Lumix
SoftBank A202F by ARROWS
SoftBank 930CA by EXLIM
SoftBank 003SH
Vodafone 803T by Toshiba
J-PHONE J-SH07 by Sharp (2001)
An evolution of J-PHONE and Vodafone cell phones, 1997–2004
A SoftBank USIM card
View of Taitō, Tokyo, with a large Vodafone sign in the background (2004)
Mobile Blazer (2008)

On 14 February 2017, SoftBank Group agreed to buy Fortress Investment Group LLC for $3.3 billion.

Michael Novogratz

Michael Edward Novogratz (born November 26, 1964) is an American investor, formerly of the investment firm Fortress Investment Group.

Three GP40-2s lead a southbound train through Lake Worth, FL.

Florida East Coast Railway

Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida, currently owned by Grupo México.

Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida, currently owned by Grupo México.

Three GP40-2s lead a southbound train through Lake Worth, FL.
Three GP40-2s lead a southbound train through Lake Worth, FL.
An FEC train led by a pair of ES44C4 locomotives in 2015
The Florida East Coast Railway depot in Sebastian. The structure was built in 1893.
A 1913 print advertisement extols the many advantages of traveling on the Florida East Coast Railway, the "New Route to the Panama Canal".
en route to Key West
First Florida East Coast Railway train arriving in Key West
Trains such as the Florida Special helped make the state the tourist destination it is today.
Old office buildings in St. Augustine
Florida East Coast Railway #1594 at Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Produce being loaded into FEC refrigerated cars in the 1950s
FEC202-02 with 101 & Champion 714.
FEC920-06 (local) with 415 on lead.
FEC #446, an EMD GP40-3
Historical marker
Historical marker
FEC Railway crossing at Maytown, Florida

In late 2007, in a move surprising to many employees and railroad industry observers alike, the FEC was purchased for over US$3 billion (including non-rail assets) by Fortress Investment Group, the principal investors who also control short line railroad operator RailAmerica.

Penn National Gaming

Operator of casinos and racetracks based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

Operator of casinos and racetracks based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

An attempt in 2007 to take company private with a $6.1 billion buyout fell through for prospective buyers Fortress Investment Group and Centerbridge Partners.

Theranos

American privately held corporation that was touted as a breakthrough health technology company.

American privately held corporation that was touted as a breakthrough health technology company.

John Ioannidis
John Carreyrou
Elizabeth Holmes, the chief executive officer and founder of Theranos in 2013

In December 2017, Fortress Investment Group, a wholly owned company of Softbank Group, loaned $100 million to Theranos for 4% of the company.