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Wes Edens Expands His Sporting Dynasty

To members of the financial industry, Wes Edens is best known as the founder of the Fortress Investments group and a number of other businesses. However, the international profile of the investment specialist recently jumped following his decision to begin building a sports ownership empire in the U.S. and the U.K. Alongside his long-standing interest in the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise, Edens has recently purchased a controlling interest in an English soccer team.

Aston Villa Football Club is one of the most historic in the U.K. with a long history of success including a single European Cup victory in the 1980s. In 2016, the 29-year stay of the “Villains” in the Premier League came to an end with relegation to the Championship and the financial problems this brings. Wes Edens is hoping his partnership with Egypt’s wealthiest individual, Nassef Sawiris who has taken an interest in a number if U.S.-based sports teams through his Bruins Sports Capital company. Learn more at newfortressenergy.com about Wes Edens

The purchase of the Aston Villa comes after Wes Edens led the Milwaukee Bucks to one of their most impressive periods on and off the court. The NBA franchise is celebrating returning to contention in the Eastern Conference and the opening of a brand new arena promised when Wes Edens took control in 2014. Aston Villa fans will be hoping for a similar resurgence for their club in the coming years after recording losses of over $100 million for the years 2016 and 2017.

Wes Edens made his personal fortune as the founder of the Fortress Investments group in 1998 when the brand had around $400 million in assets under management. By the end of March 2018, Fortress Investments had over $4 billion under management and was continuing to grow. After taking more of a backseat at Fortress in the last few years, Edens has been looking to develop new interests in green energy and the U.S. transport system through his Brightline rail service.


Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=372235&privcapId=3554707&previousCapId=666715&previousTitle=Fortress%20Investment%20Group%20LLC

 

Ted Bauman Committed to Helping Ordinary People Preserve and Secure Their Wealth

Ted Bauman, a renowned economist by training, was born and raised in the US. Bow later in his life in the mid-1980s relocated to South Africa where he was deeply engaged in the development and implementation of South Africa post-apartheid economic and urbanization policy. Bauman while still in South Africa also served as a consultant to a wide range of clients including African and European governments and the UN. While in South Africa, Bauman traveled far and wide to other African countries including Asia. Bauman while on his tours was able to learn the relationship between politics and economics in different societies. Bauman besides being an experienced economist is also a researcher and writer. He has published numerous researches and commentaries some of which have been featured in prestigious international journals such as The Journal for Microfinance among others.

Ted Bauman in 2008 moved back to the US where he began working for a non-profit organization based in Atlanta as the Director of International Programs. At the firm, Bauman was able to develop a technique that could help assess organizational sustainability including effectiveness. In 2013 Ted Bauman Joined Banyan Hill Publishing Company which was formerly referred to as Sovereign Society. Bauman followed in his father’s footstep and became a part-time editor at the firm. Bauman using his economic and international expertise in his writing within a short time became very popular and was able to attract hundreds of thousands of subscribers who loved his articles. Bauman is currently the editor of The Bauman Letter at Banyan Hill Publishers. The letter is a monthly publication that focuses on informing readers on how they can preserve and secure their wealth using innovative investment strategies.

In an interview with Inspirery, Ted Bauman passion in financial writing was as a result of his internal desire to help others. Bauman as a financial investment expert intends to use his knowledge and expertise to protect ordinary people from the threats of governments and large businesses. According to Bauman one thing that makes him successful I what he does is good time management. Bauman knows the time when he is most productive, a critical success factor.

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Talos Energy and the Talos-Premex Energy partnership.

Talks energy was established in 2012 by Timothy Duncan in Houston, Texas. The startup capital, 600 million dollars, was from an equity acquired from Riverstone Holdings and Apollo global management. Talks energy is an international oil and gas company that is involved in exploration production and development of gas and oil products in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast. The company is lead by a team of professionals in with years of experience in offshore production and exploration of gas and oil. Talos energy has specialized in acquiring deep-water and operated shelf assets in both Gulfs. They go further as to use advanced techniques and technologies in the exploration of the assets. With the team, the technologies, and the techniques, Talos has a strong positive track record with the consumers/ market. Before Talos, Timothy Duncan and his team had successfully established and sold two Gulf of Mexico oil and gas companies, Phoenix exploration and griffin exploration Co. which have continued to give their equity investors significant returns.
Premex and Talos energy partnership.
Talos energy is focused on having the best platform to explore the deep waters and utilize the assets to be acquired. For this to be, the oil and gas company is partnering with Premix, a Mexico state-run energy firm to develop a potentially more lucrative joint venture. In their recent shallow waters explorations, Talos energy discovered an anticipated 2 billion barrels oil deposit in the Gulf of Mexico. This deposit is likely to be close to the Premex’s adjacent block. Premix is set to drill it’s well to ascertain it’s share by the end of this year. These events, confirmation of data among others, will speed up the partnership so that the companies can move on with their projects and investments. Negotiations are underway with meetings taking place whereby the relevant heads of the gas and oil firms, Mr. Duncan and president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The partnership, Mr. Lopez anticipated, will help increase the production which will assist Premix to catch up with the fourteen years production slump. The production or rather drilling is set to resume fast with Talos energy investing approximately 325 million dollars for the two new wells. Other studies and data exchange is expected to end by mid-2019

Learn more about Talos : http://ir.stoneenergy.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=95471&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2318130

 

Gareth Henry, Athlete and Courageous Advocate

Gareth Henry is a man of many sides. He is a champion badminton player, a social worker and a fearless fighter for equality and gay rights in his home country of Jamaica. He has 154 wins as a professional including a gold medal in the 2018 men’s doubles at the Central American and Caribbean Games and was part of the Jamaican men’s team that took the bronze at the 2018 Pan Am Badminton Championships. However, despite representing Jamaica in the games, Gareth Henry lives in Canada as a refugee due to threats and violence that caused him to flee his country.

Jamaica is considered one of the least friendly countries to gay men in the world. Despite knowing this, Gareth Henry fought for gay rights as the leader of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG). Henry was already volunteering with the organization and took the reigns of the organization, even knowing the risks to himself, following the murder of leader and co-founder Brian Williamson. During his tenure with J-FLAG Gareth Henry dealt with the violent deaths of 13 of his friends from homophobic attacks.

Unfortunately much of the violence inflicted upon gay men was perpetrated by the police in Jamaica. Henry continued to work as an advocate even after witnessing the death of a friend at the hands of police and a mob. He then experienced this violence first hand as he found himself the target of multiple attacks. The worst of these incidences was a brutal beating at the hands of authorities at a pharmacy in Kingston, Jamaica. Following that attack Henry was forced to go into hiding. Gareth Henry was forced to leave his home escaping to Toronto where he lives now with his husband. He still considers himself to be a Jamaican, and continues to fight from afar for equal rights for himself and others in his home.

Source of the article : https://www.sportsmax.tv/index.php/athletics/athletics-international/item/14833-jamaica-s-gareth-henry-samuel-ricketts-win-gold-in-men-s-doubles

Wes Edens, South Florida’s Brightline Rail System Owner

Wes Edens is an accomplished private equity investor with interests in sports. He joined the Oregon State University where he pursued his major in Finance. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies in the year 1984, he moved to Lehman Brothers and was employed as its partner. After a few years, he relocated to BlackRock where he worked as its partner and Managing Director. In the year 1998, he had acquired enough managerial and his leadership skills to establish his firm. He partnered with Michael Edward, Randal Nardone, and Robert Kauffman to create Fortress Investment Group. They founded the company with $400 million in equity investment.

Fortress is a private capital firm with a focus in the control and management of assets. Later in the year 2009, he was appointed Fortress’ board of directors Chairman. His appointment to head the company’s private equity department is attributed to the skills he gained while at working at Lehman and BlackRock companies. The department witnessed a long streak of success under his leadership. He enabled the firm to purchase Springleaf Financial Services. In January 2018, Wes Edens announced the sale of his main business, Fortress Investment Group. He confirmed that Japan’s SoftBank Group Corporation would purchase the company. The firm that was only established with $400 million was sold at a high figure $3.3 billion in cash. It was however agreed that Fortress would retain its base in New York City.

In a five year contract, it was established that Wes Edens would have his managerial position together with Randal Nardone. Wes is reported to have accumulated a hefty $500 million from the deal. He also boasts of his South Florida Brightline train rail system. He says plans are underway to expand the rail to other areas in the United States. The train that records a maximum speed of 135 mph is set to enhance business in the area. In the year 2014, he collaborated with Marc to acquire the Bucks Basketball team from Kohl Herb at $550 million. The duo pumped another $100 million in the construction of a multipurpose arena that would serve as Bucks’ home ground. Wes Edens enhanced his love for sports when he bought Astonvilla Football Club. He joined hands with businessman Sawiris to purchase 55% of the England based club. The buyout made them the highest stakeholders in the club. At the time of the purchase, he said his goal was to make it a competitive team in England.

Perry Mandera, A Man Committed to Service

Perry Mandera has been committed to service he started by serving his country in 1975 as a United States Marine Corps. After discharge from the Marine Perry now needed to help others. This need to serve others helped Mr. Mandera to open doors because of his generous kindness and commitment. To help you to understand better what a committed man to service I will tell you about the beautiful works has done.

 

The Creation of Custom Cares Companies:

The creation of “Custom Cares Companies” was born in the year 1986. “Custom Cares Companies” which is a Full-Service Transportation Provider serves many businesses in Chicago.

Mr. Perry Mandera wanted to ensure customers receive their shipment without difficulty. He designed electronic Bill of Lading; it protects his customers by giving them evidence of a contract with the carrier. BoL is essential to customers if they receive damaged goods; the seller will be able to determine if the manufacturer or the carrier destroyed their product (http://alivenewspaper.com/2018/04/perry-mandera-sheds-light/).

 

Custom Cares Charities, Inc.:

Mr. Perry Mandera enjoys helping his community so much he formed a charity name after his company, “Custom Cares Charities.” This charity has been a great help to the families in his communities. During the holidays his company has given tens of thousands of dollars to families to help them have a fantastic holiday season.

The “Custom Cares Charities, Inc. has stepped up when there is a natural disaster. Because “Custom Cares Companies own many trucks Mr. Mandera is usually one of the first to offer his vehicles to transport supplies to areas in troubled areas. Right after Hurricane Katrina disaster in Mississipi and Louisiana, he sent trucks loaded with supplies and food to help all of the distraught people.

Mr. Mandera loves reaching out to help businesses whom he associates with when they come and ask him to support their charities. He has given organizations 6,500 winter coats for children all over Chicago and neighborhood near Chicago’s area. There are many others that Mr. Perry Mandera has also received awards for his kindness and support. Perry Mandera A Man Committed to Service.

 

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: Brilliant Ideas For Bradesco Banks Success

Bradesco Bank has announced the retirement of Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, and they also revealed the person who will be replacing him. Octavio de Lazari Junior will be replacing him as the new president of the bank, and his primary objective is to transform the company to become the leading financial institution in the country regarding the number of investors and the size of assets. He will be inheriting the bank which experienced massive growth in the past few years because of the dedication of his predecessor.

According to Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, the selection of Octavio de Lazari Junior as new CEO will be better for the company because he knew him well and he knows how he works out with things. He confidently declared that what he has done for the company will be continued by his successor because just like him, Octavio de Lazari Junior wanted to see Bradesco Bank succeed. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi felt lonely that he would have to step down from the position as the president, but he highlighted his thankfulness for the company who hired him ever since he was a teenager.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi started his career with Bradesco Bank when he was 17 years old. The company hired him as a clerk, and he would show his dedication in climbing the ladder of success to his superiors to get promoted. Through the years, he would be given several promotions until he becomes the president of Bradesco Bank. As the president, he was tasked to initiate programs that would allow the financial institution to catch up with their competitors. In the past, Bradesco Bank has the highest amount of asset and investors in all of Brazil. This made them the leading bank in the country, but all of it changed when their competitors started to restructure themselves, thinking of new plans that would make them better than Bradesco Bank. The most threatening of their competitors was the union between Unibanco and Banco Itau, because they managed to get the most investors, and their asset ballooned, eclipsing what Bradesco Bank has.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has to think about a solution that would allow Bradesco Bank to regain the status as the leading bank in the country. One of the solutions he thought of doing was purchasing HSBC Brazil for $5.2 billion. This decision by Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi worked because after he purchased HSBC Brazil, the prices of shares under their company increased, and they managed to get some investors back. However, it was not enough. Bradesco Bank has to acquire more local banks to increase their assets, and in the process, most rural banks in Brazil went under their ownership. Through the years of being the leader of the financial institution, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi only has one thing in mind – that is, to make the company succeed. He surely did something that would allow Bradesco Bank to acquire more investors, but for him, it is just the beginning of their comeback in the industry.

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