Subsequent to quarter end, we completed the sale of RailAmerica to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for $27.50 per share, representing a total equity value of $1.4 billion. Fortress acquired RailAmerica in a take-private transaction in 2007 and completed an IPO in 2009 at $15 per share. This investment had a return on investment of 2.2 times invested capital and a gross IRR of 17%.During the quarter, fundraising activity was highlighted by nearly $770 million in additional capital raised for investments in mortgage servicing rights opportunities. This includes the nearly $600 million successful launch of a dedicated mortgage servicing rights fund, as well as the continuation of equity raises at Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT). Total capital and equity raised in the Private Equity segment was nearly $1.1 billion in the first nine months of 2012.
- Fortress Macro Fund had a net return of 11.1% for the first nine months of 2012 and an estimated year-to-date net return of 13.2% through October 26, 2012
- Fortress Asia Macro Fund had a net return of 10.7% for the first nine months of 2012 and an estimated year-to-date net return of 12.2% through October 26, 2012
- Raised approximately $167 million in new third-party capital during the quarter