Wes Edens is known in the investing world for his strategic and rather interesting investments. As being the Co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, Mr. Edens has been involved in a myriad of industries. As being co-owner of the NBA team the Milwaukee Bucks, Wes Edens has made another venture into the world of sports. This time with a British Soccer team, Aston Villa. As a major investor across the globe, Wes Edens has made his presence known in the sports world again.
Aston Villa is a British soccer team that is on the verge of competing in big-time leagues, most notably, the Premier League. This is the best of the best in England, and a league where fans follow from all over the world. Recently, Aston Villa was a part of the Premier League, but due to being ousted, Aston Villa was removed. Having won the European Cup in 1982, Aston Villa is in need of a resurgence. Such a resurgence can come through a fresh start, with fresh capital from reputable characters the world has known. In comes Wes Edens. With having new rounds of funding from Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, the team was able to stave off any threats of administration.
Being able to deliver fans and popularity to the league is one way the Aston Villa can return to the world stage of soccer. Partnering with Nassef Sawiris is not the first time Wes has partnered with such a figure. On the contrary, as these two co-own NSWE, the financial firm that allowed the money to be invested into the team. Nassef is an Egyptian Billionaire businessman with various investments in companies such as Adidas, cement firms, and worldwide fertilizer companies as well. Being ranked on Bloomberg’s Billionaire index with a worth of $6.9 billion is noteworthy and impressive.
Wes has made his fame in the sports world when he and a partner purchased the Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million dollars. After much success with that venture, he now has his sights on others. The world of investing has benefitted greatly from a great personality like Mr. Edens and now the world of English soccer can be too.