Hedge Funds

Fortress upsizes stock offering to $200 million

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Fortress Investment Group increased the size of its follow-on stock offering to $200 million from $125 million in response to demand for shares of the money management firm.

The Thursday offering of 40,000 Class A shares was priced at $5. Shares were trading at $4.80 earlier today, up around 380% from January but down 84.45% since their February 2007 issuance.

The firm’s principals took 10% of the new offering while lead underwriter Nomura Securities International took 13.5%.

Fortress currently manages $26.5 billion and, in May, reported redemptions of $2.65 billion. The firm recently purchased the right to manage $2 billion in assets formerly run by DB Zwirn &