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Fortress Investment Group Presents an Offer to Britain’s Morrisons

Fortress Investment Group is a New York based firm that utilizes its experience and specialists across a wide range of investment approaches, including asset management and private equity, among other investment strategies. The firm represents approximately 1500 private and corporate clients globally.

Since its establishment in 1998, the Group manages an estimate of $53.1 billion of assets as of March 2021. Morrisons has decided to take the offer from the Fortress Investment Group, which estimates the value of the fourth largest supermarket operator in Britain as $8.7 billion.

This offer is supported by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Koch Real Estate Investments and is more than the 5.52 billion pound proposal from the United States private equity firm denied by Morrisons, claiming that it was way too low.

In accordance with the offer, Morrisons shareholders will get 254 pence per share, consisting of 252 pence in cash and 2 pence in dividends. Morrisons claims that the offer from the Fortress Investment Group presents an exceptional 42% to its closing share price at 178 pence per share as of June 2021. Eventually, they closed their shares at 243 pence for each share and estimated the business at a value of 5.8 billion pounds.

Although Fortress Investment had initially presented an offer to Morrisons in May 2021 at 220 pence per share, the offer was not made public. The firm then subsequently offered four proposals until its offer attained a value of 254 pence per share on June 5, 2021.

Fortress Investment Group was founded by Wes Edens, Randal Nardone, and Rob Kauffman. The firm was launched on the New York Stock Exchange in February 2007 and was recognized as the largest private equity firm traded publicly in the United States.

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