Wes Edens recently joined Nassef Sawiris in an agreement to purchase significant shares in Aston Villa Football Club. Tony Xia, a Chinese businessman, acquired the club about two years ago. But, he will now serve as the chairman of the board of directors. Regarding this business agreement, he said that receiving a promotion was a humbling experience. Finding strong partners like Wes Edens and Nassef gearing to fight for the success of the club is an achievement. The club confirmed that it had injected the capital into the development of the team and the parties are going to work on the confirmation of the approvals. Aston Villa has championed the sports about seven times. But in 2016, they received relegation from the premier league. After 29 years in leading divisions, they were dropped to the second tier. This affected the team financially. That is why Wes Edens’ contribution is honored.
Far from that, Edens is a business leader with vast experience in finance and business management. He is the co-founder of Fortress Investment Group. When Edens was joining other co-founders in establishing the company, he did not oversee tremendous challenges ahead. Nevertheless, he turned out to be one of the head cheerleaders of the company. His roles at Fortress Investment Group cannot be undervalued as he has been streamlining the operations of the company since it was founded.
Wes Edens started his career at Fortress Investment Group in 1998. He was joined by four partners. Apart from that, he co-owns Milwaukee Bucks. Edens is also the owner of FlyQuest. Having started his career in 1984 when he received a degree from the Oregon University, Edens began working at Lehman Brothers where he served as the managing director. He resigned in 1993 and started working at BlackRock Asset Investors as a manager for the private equity division. He resigned in 1997. That was followed by a new chapter in his life when he co-founded Fortress Investment Group. In 2007, he helped publicize Fortress Investment Group thereby increasing its shares. Today, the company is managed by Softbank Group. Nevertheless, Wes Edens has retained his leadership position. Billionaire Sawiris, Edens to Buy Aston Villa Soccer Club