Wes Edens is one of the best investors of our time. Over the years, he has made some investment moves that have ended up being super successful. In the last 24 months, he expanded his investment journey to England. This time, Edens made a move to invest in one of the most competitive soccer leagues in the world. According to soccer pundits, his funding to the famous Aston Villa F.C. will be instrumental in making the soccer team the next competitive team in English football. Together with his friend and investment partner, Nassef Sawiris, their contribution will redefine the future of English football and especially for Aston Villa F.C.
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The funding deal was also to the best interest to both the club and Wes Edens. For example, Tony Xia remains an integral part of the club as the vice chairperson. This move according to pundits will help the club maintain its culture and competitiveness even after the funding. However, Wes Edens and his investment partner are the majority shareholders. It will be stimulating to see how the new funding will do to the club management and the future of football in England. The funding also challenges the investment tradition in soccer, where most of the investors have been shy to make bold moves.
The investment move according to Wes Edens is another chance for him to invest in sports. He has always loved sports, and he is one of the few investors who believe that sports are a viable investment option. The Oregon State University graduate has in the past invested in different other areas especially in the private equity market. Edens believes that expanding risks is one of the smartest ways to have better investment returns. Apart from his investments, he has worked with Fortress, where he is a principal, in making distressed assets profitable again.
Different things make Edens one of the best investors of our time. First, he is a principled man. In all his investment moves, he always leans toward deals that have an impact on humanity such as transport, healthcare and sometimes financial institutions. Second, Edens is a firm believer in hard work, and this is evident in his strict schedules.