Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

June 24, 2019

HGGC: The investor’s magnet

HGGC’s growth into the leading middle market privately owned firm can be attributed to the exceptionally talented team of professionals working in the firm. The team has members who have gained much-needed experience after working in the private sector for several years. The firm’s main aim is to bring their partners interests in line with the firm’s interests so that they realize success as a team. The framework of HGGC is set up in a way that they bring in the best practices from global and private equity corporations to create the best performing middle market businesses.


The firm is based in Palo Alto Calif. The main investments of the firm are located in North America. However, it also considers investing in international businesses. HGGC is uniquely renowned by its Advantage Investing approach. The approach empowers the company with the ability to not only source but also acquire scalable businesses that attract numerous businesses. This is realized through partnerships with founders, sponsors, and management teams, who in turn reinvest with the firm, hence, coming up with strongly aligned interests. In the course of its existence, HGGC has been involved with over 130 platform investments, liquidity events, and add-on acquisitions with an estimation of over $20 billion in transactions.

Recently, the firm partnered with Dyal Capital Partners as they acquired a minority interest in the firm. Besides, the firm in January 2017 invested in Davies Group, which is an insurance provider. Since the investment, the group has done over 11 transactions and are in the course of delivering double-digit in terms of annual organic growth. HGGC power when it comes to attracting investors is what led to a minority investment in Davies Group by AIMCO (Alberta Investment Management Corporation).

HGGC has a minority investment in Idera Inc. Idera is also in partnership with other investors, such as Company Management and TA Associates. The firm aims to be in numerous investments ranging from business services, financial services, infrastructure, chemicals, industrial services, software and technology field, consumer products, and healthcare. For instance, Idera Inc is a company that develops software and has over 50,000 clients in different industries such as energy, education, healthcare, media, technology, and retail.

June 17, 2019

Fortress Investment Group Thrives In Finance For More Than Twenty Years

Fortress Investment Group is ranked among the most successful investment companies in the entire globe. The formation of the institution took place in the year 1998 because of bright minds who came together for the sake of the consumers. The private equity firm has already established itself as a trendsetter in the global platform. The first major milestone was recorded when the company was allowed to register at the NYSE. The founders of the company did not take the company services for granted. Each step of the way, these executives have held their customers in the most special position, ensuring that each of them has excellent products whenever they are in need. The employees are also a crucial part of the company. Over nine hundred executives work in the facility, and they receive very attractive packages that keep them working for the institution. The facility, which was first started in New York, has successfully opened branches in other cities so that they are able to reach the growing number of customers.

More than twenty years after the company set foot it the market, Fortress Investment Group has specialized in a wide range of services to its customers. The company has accomplished a lot of operations management, asset investing, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and many other services in the finance section. Each of these departments are headed by highly experienced executives. With the strict culture that has been laid since the Fortress Investment Group was founded, everything has been running so well. There are some complex times that have hit the company many times in the past, but they have always been handled well by the founders and the executive team who spend most of their time in the company.

Last year, Fortress Investment Group able leaders made groundbreaking milestones. For the first time, the company started to invest in real estate, and it also got a special interest in cryptocurrency. SoftBank Group also acquired major shares in the global financial institution, giving the partners a significant amount of money. The deal, which came at an unexpected time, made some impact in the entire finance department in the US.