Peter Briger Co-Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group receives his share of $1.39 billion cash windfall from the sale of Fortress to technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. Peter Briger has provided extremely strong leadership and guidance within the Fortress Credit Business that has created tremendous returns on investment for the organization and establishes an opportunity for the large lump sum cash out with the sale to SoftBank. Peter Briger was educated at Princeton University where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree. After his undergrad at Princeton, he received his Masters of Business Administration from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Peter Briger joined Goldman Sachs and began to expand his understanding and knowledge of alternative asset classes by serving on various global committees within the investment firm.
Peter Briger served as co-head of groups including the Asian Distressed-Debt Business, the Asian Real Estate Private Equity business, and the Special Operations Asian Fund LLC. He provided high-level leadership and stewardship over various committees within Goldman Sachs Peter Briger and developed a reputation as an intellectually astute evaluator of distressed, underperforming, and illiquid assets. The experience at Goldman Sachs established Co-CEO with Wes Edens and they continue to guide the company admirably by creating profitable investment opportunities for their over 1750 individual and Institutional clients from around the globe. By providing a high level of intellectual analysis and evaluation of distressed underperforming asset groups from around the globe, Peter Briger has been able to produce extremely high returns on investment. Fortress Investment Group currently has more than $30 billion in assets under management and continues to lead the industry as one of the largest alternative asset firms in the world.
In December 2017, Fortress Investment Group was acquired by SoftBank Group Corp for $3.3 billion. SoftBank group Corp is a global technology company that specializes in internet, telecommunications, robotics and various other innovative technologies that are driving the information revolution in the world. After the acquisition of Fortress Investment Group, SoftBank Group Corp became one of the leaders in the alternative asset category. The purchase of Fortress Investment Group was the first of many investments by Softbank Group Corp in the alternative asset investment industry. The purchase positions Softbank Group Corp. with the capital resources to create a organizational structure that will enable the company to continue to build its infrastructure and strategically compete with its many competitors. After the acquisition of Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger continues to serve as Co-Chief Executive Officer along with Wes Edens. Fortress Investment Group will continue to operate as an independent organization within the Softbank Group Corp umbrella and by continuing to retain the executive and managerial staff. Fortress Investment Group will continue to build upon a legacy of profiting within the alternative asset category to produce extremely lucrative returns on investments for its clients. After the acquisition, Peter Briger received his share of the $1.39 billion dollars in cash that he will split between himself, Wes Edens and Randall Nardone.