Wes Edens leads Fortress into a partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin group


Already entrenched in Wall Street through Softbank’s acquisition, Fortress Investment group through one of its principals Wes Edens now plans on taking over the transport arena after it announced its plans to construct the first private intercity rail service in the US early this year. The investment firm through Brightline launched its first service which runs between Miami and West Palm Beach and has plans to expand the service into Orlando and Tampa.

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To further increase its footprint in this space, Wes Edens who is also a shareholder in Brightline led the company into a strategic partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin group. Richard Branson’s small stake in rail service will create a win-win situation for both companies, as Branson will for the first time in two decades since he ventured into UK’s rail arena, have an opportunity to be part of the US rail market. For the past one decade, Branson’s Virgin group has been trying to penetrate the US market, and this was the ideal channel to make that happen.

On the other hand, the partnership benefits Fortress and Brightline with growth, as the Virgin group is already a well-established and trusted brand. Having been in service since 1970, and with investments in almost every imaginable realm, the Virgin group was the perfect go-to company for Brightline train. The minority stake by Branson’s group comes with other perks as well, as it allows Brightline trains to rebrand itself to Virgin trains USA.

Fortress Investment group believes that because the two companies share the same vision of redefining public transport and are already big names in the corporate world, the partnership will give them a competitive advantage in this rather public field of business. Learn more at newfortressenergy.com about Wes Edens

More details about the partnership

Even though Branson’s company has a stake in the new Virgin’s train USA, the management of the rail service will be carried out by Fortress group. Additionally, the two companies only announced the partnership but did not disclose the IPO documents.

Who is Wes Edens?

Wes Edens is one of the titans of Fortress Investment group. He has been part of the alternative investment firm since its inception and is one of its principals today. Wes Edens is also a renowned business mogul and is chairman and co-founder of Brightline, hence his involvement with the partnership between the Virgin group and Brightline. Additionally, he is a sports enthusiast, which explains his stake in Aston Villa.

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Felipe Montoro Jens on stimulus to economies in Latin America

The conversation of private input in the public infrastructure growth has been a subject of discussion around the world. In South America however, Felipe Montoro Jens has been a conversation starter on why the governments should accommodate PPP (public-private partnerships). His professional proposal into fostering a better working between governments and the public sector has started to bear fruits. This is evident in the latest adoption of his PPP idea in infrastructure.

The Mendoza special meeting on March was significant in achieving a continent with enough infrastructure for economic stimulus. With Argentina’s government input through the minister for finance and a special sitting by the IDP, a conversation on the impact and extent of private input on the Latin America infrastructure growth was huge. According to both sides, infrastructure growth is the stimulus of (the fourth generation) the industrial revolution. Read more about Montoro Jens at baptista.com

These talks acknowledged the Brazilian case study on the possibility of this partnership. According to this special meeting, Brazil gives the best example to every country in Latin America. With a clear guideline and the clear roadmap by the infrastructure specialist, the PPP success is not a farfetched dream. According to this meeting, however, different stakeholders acknowledged that different countries are different and the PPP in all these Latin countries need a unique approach.

The clear PPP model (in infrastructure in Latin America) by Felipe Montoro Jens is a reflection of his ambitious dream of prosperous continent. As an expert, he is a strong believer in self-improvement, both personal and communal. Having the right exposure as an entrepreneur according to him is unmatched. Simple life rules such as having focus, determined and strong-willed have over the years made the world icon we know today.

With academic exposure from Brazil and the USA, it is without a doubt that he is a phenomenal entrepreneur and a notable financial expert of our age.

Read more: https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/dino/veja-com-felipe-montoro-jens-a-historia-do-processo-de-privatizacao-no-brasil,4d1cfee159791826fd7c00be88ff5defx4uhd4g6.html

What it Takes to Be a Leader According to Vijay Eswaran

Many people who want to be leaders do not have what it takes to be leaders. As a matter of fact, it is the one who wants to be the leader the most who does not have the necessary qualities for leadership. Fortunately, these qualities can be developed. When people develop these qualities, they will find that people are more willing to follow them. It is almost like they develop a magnetism about them. Vijay Eswaran knows about the qualities that will make someone a leader that others will want to get behind. He writes about them in the various pieces of content he releases.

Among the traits of effective leadership that Vijay Eswaran writes about is care. One thing that can get people wanting to follow a leader is knowing that he cares about them. Leaders that do not care about anyone but themselves are going to find it a little harder to get people to follow them. As a matter of fact, they may find it hard to get the respect that is required for people to follow them in the way that they want to be followed. Fortunately, Vijay has figured out how to care about the people he leads.

One part of caring is that he is willing to help people learn how to be independent. He not only has the qualities that make him a good leader, but he also has the will to help people develop these qualities in themselves. He is not trying to be exclusive in what he is doing. He wants to create a world of people that is willing to help others and serve others. This is one of the reasons that his business is thriving. He shows people that he cares about them and wants them to have the best possible life.