Combining resources and talents to produce better results is one of the cornerstones of business. This is true in just about every sector of business worldwide. This can be particularly true in the private equity world. Japanese financial firm Softbank believed this to be the case when it decided to purchase private equity firm Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in 2017.
Softbank saw potential in combining its own experience and expertise in global financing with Fortress’s experience in investing in highly innovative technological breakthroughs. At the time of the acquisition by Softbank, Fortress Investment Group was one of the largest private equity firms in history. It was also the first large private equity firm to be traded on the stock market.
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One of the main factors contributing to the great success of Fortress Investment Group was the firm’s unconventional way of analyzing investment opportunities. Instead of only focusing on the bottom line profit and revenue of a company, Fortress emphasized the importance of looking at the culture of the company. This allowed Fortress Investment Group to determine if the culture of a company was conducive to fostering potential future technological breakthroughs and potentially worthy of investment.
Softbank saw value in this unique approach to analyzing investment opportunities. This is why as a part of the acquisition agreement, Softbank has opted to remain mostly hands-off in its management of Fortress business decisions. However, Softbank’s extensive expertise in global financing can help with achieving future Fortress investment deals.
Since the acquisition by Softbank, Fortress has continued to expand. Recently it has started an open-ended asset fund in order to expand its base of investors to investors with a wider variety of backgrounds and sizes. Fortress plans to close off the fund once it has reached approximately $2 billion by around October 2019.
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HGGC is a private equity firm that has a portfolio of companies that they would like to make better. The company has recently merged with Mi9 because they want to have a retail arm that can make their companies easier to shop with. Take a look at what you can be done with these companies working together, and learn how this will make My Web Grocer that much better.
- What Does HGGC Do?
HGGC does a lot of work in the private equity world as they try to give their customers a better return on their investment. They also use their cache to ensure that they can get their companies the best possible services and support. This is why they have merged with Mi9. The company wants to make sure that they can make their retail units stronger.
- What Does The Acquisition Mean?
HGGC has hired people to add to their staff so that they can begin to expand MWG and make it a much better place for people to shop. By doing this, the company has proven that they are very interested in what the customer needs. Because of this, they hope to have much higher sales in their first year. Their commitment to retail expansion means that they can also expand and buy other companies that could use Mi9’s services.
- How Does This Change Online Shopping?
Online shopping shifts every year with the advent of new technology and ideas. Mi9 will have more resources and time to figure out how they can make MWG better, and this very same company will have more people on their staff. This is a very powerful thing because it means that the company will be able to release new products and services faster.
There are a number of things that will happen when MWG is run by Mi9 and the HGGC team together. This company is going to make it easier for people to buy their groceries online, and this is a precursor to the company reaching out to other brands that will need help growing.