Fortress Investment Group’s Peter Briger has had a long career in the financial services sector as an investor and account manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent 15 years working at Goldman Sachs, where he was a member of several committees and held leadership roles with several investment groups. Some of these committees and groups included the Asian Management Committee, the Japan Executive Committee, the Asian Distressed Debt business, the Asian Real Estate Private Equity business, and others. Learn more about Peter Briger at cnas.org
Peter Briger’s background in and understanding of the Asian markets has served him well in his role with Fortress Investment Group. In 2002, he joined Fortress Investment Group and became a member of the Management Committee, where he runs the Fortress Credit business, which he created. He manages a team of over 300 financial experts who focus on investments in undervalued and distressed real estate and credit. Peter Briger is also a partner with Fortress Investment Group and works alongside the firm’s two other partners and co-founders Randal Nardone and Wes Edens. Peter Briger works out of the firms San Francisco office, while Randal Nardone and Wes Edens work out of the firm’s New York office.
In 2017, Fortress Investment Group was purchased by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corporation for $3.3 billion. This purchase was made possible with the help of Peter Briger whose expertise in the Japanese financial markets and his history of investing in Japanese assets was instrumental in closing this deal. Fortress Investment Group can maintain its leadership and operate as its own separate entity while SoftBank can have the opportunity to expand investment portfolio through its SoftBank Vision Fund. SoftBank’s purchase of Fortress Investment Group is seen as beneficial to both sides as it gives them additional access to global markets.
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Flavio Maluf became the president of Eucatex: a South American company which sustainably sells Eucalyptus wood, paint, varnish, fiberboard, MDF, vinyl flooring, and other products to the world. It all started in 1951 when the “American Sawmill” in Sao Paulo was owned by Flavio’s grandpa, Salim Maluf. He made acoustic lining and insulation, and in 1965 was exporting to Europe. Just after the turn of the twenty-first century, Eucatex became the very first company to offer eco-friendly products for sale to The Home Depot stores in America. This was around five years after Flavio became the CEO in 2005, after being invited to join the corporate ranks by his uncle in 1996. Read more about Flavio at terra.com
Eucatex offers something truly unique to the world by selling sustainably harvested Eucalyptus trees. Some other countries like Australia do naturally have Eucalyptus trees growing, but no brand is as popular as Eucatex is worldwide. Eucalyptus oil also has many medicinal properties, from being used in menthol oil, to nerve pain, diabetes, blood pressure statins, and beyond. In terms of Eucatex, one of the main benefits of the company has been its willingness to cooperate with the government with respect to locating their plants in more destitute areas whose communities desperately need the jobs, in return for tax breaks and incentivized kickbacks. Not only is Flavio an eco-conscious businessman, he is also a humanitarian as well. Eucatex now has locations throughout South America, into Europe in the Netherlands, in America, and Mexico.
Flavio Maluf joined the company in 1987 as a trader, and later on learned the industrial side of business in order to more fully get a grasp on what the company is from both the production and distribution side. Armed with this experience and a family dynasty which supported him, Flavio was destined to make his company and the world a better place.