Forest Investment Group LLC, is a now private equity firm, with its headquarters in New York City. Forest Investment Group LLC was founded in 1998 by Wesley Edens, Randy Alan Nardone, and Perter Briger. Forest Investment Group LLC as of September 30th of 2017 manages $36.1 billion in assets representing more than 1,750 clients globally. Forest Investment Group LLC portfolio includes real estate, long term permanent capital growth management, and equity investment strategies, as well as consultant, insurance management and risk management as well as technology solutions. Forest Investment Group LLC made history by being the first publicly traded hedge fund company in the United States, making an intial public offereing of on February 9th 2007 at $35 per share. The $35 per share amount was almost twice as much what the expected amount was set at $18.50 per share, and was valued to worth $14 billion.
Wesley Edens, is co-chair and founder of Forest Investment Group LLC. Mr. Edens earned a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Business Administration in 1984 from Oregon State University. In 1987, Mr. Edens worked at Lehman Brothers as partner and managing director for six years until 1993. From 1993 to 1997, Wesley Edens was partner and managing director at BlackRock Asset Investors. Mr. Edens has a unique style of investing has been shown to really be geared towards the ability to build businesses from investments. Wesley Edens is also chairman of Nationstar Mortage, a company Forest Investment Group LLC bought in 2006 for $575 million.Randy Alan Nardone (Randy JD), is the chief executive officer and chief operating officer, and principal of Forest Investment Group LLC since 1998. Randy Alan Nardone graduated from Boston Univeristy School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. Randy is also a University of Connecticut alum with a Bachelors on Arts in English and Biology Randy Alan Nardone is also president of Ncs Llc and president of Springleaf Financial Holdings LLC. Also Randy JD is also vice president and secretary of Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC.
Peter Briger, is principal and co-chairman of the Board of Directors at Forest Investment Group LLC. Peter Briger brings more than twenty years of experience in the area of asset management. Mr. Briger was elected co-chairman in 2009. Peter Briger attended Princeton University, and earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Business. Mr. Briger worked at Goldman Sachs as a partner responsible for several operations. Also co-head of Fixed Income Principal Investment Group, and Whole Loan Sales and Training.December 28th 2017 SoftBank Group Corp announced the acquisition of Forest Investment Group LLC. The deal to buy Forest Investment Group LLC was for $3.3 billion in cash. A meeting scheduled for July 12th 2017 of Forest Investment Group LLC shareholders to approve the deal to include all of Forest Investment Group LLC stock outstanding to be owned by SoftBank Group Corp. The deal requires all Class A shares of Forest Investment Group LLC can cashed out for $8.08 per share.