Business & Industry

Sep 1, 2015

Funding your business

Lone Star Funds is a leading private equity firm that invests globally in real estate, equity, credit and other financial assets.  Since the establishment of its first fund in 1995, Lone Star has organized fifteen private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments totaling approximately USD$60 billion.

<

The Funds are structured as closed-end, private-equity limited partnerships, the limited partners of which include corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, foundations, fund of funds and high net worth individuals.  The Funds are advised by Lone Star Global Acquisitions, Ltd. (LSGA), an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  LSGA and its global subsidiaries advise the Funds from offices in North America, Western Europe and East Asia.

Track Record

Since the establishment of the first Fund in 1995, Lone Star has organized fifteen private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments totaling approximately $60 billion.

In seeking investments in financial assets, an extensive background with these asset types is critical to accurately underwrite financial and collateral asset values and develop corresponding pricing.  Lone Star has vast transactional experience, having closed approximately 430 investments in over 1,200 transactions at an aggregate purchase price of approximately USD$143 billion (including acquisition financing and co-investors).

Global Origination Network

Lone Star sources investments on a global basis and evaluates potential investment opportunities that fall within the Funds' investment parameters.  Lone Star has been actively investing in North America, Europe and East Asia for over a decade, which serves as a major competitive advantage when sourcing investment opportunities.   Further, because of its access to large amounts of capital, Lone Star can focus particularly on larger scale transactions in which the potential list of buyers is often limited, maximizing the possibility of achieving the most attractive acquisition terms.

Asset Management

Since its inception in 1995, Hudson Advisors LLC and its global subsidiaries (collectively, "Hudson") have been dedicated to the support of the Funds' investment activities globally, providing due diligence and analysis, asset management and other support services.

Hudson provides due diligence and analysis, asset management and other support services to the Funds globally and is a full-service asset management company with approximately 850 employees worldwide.  Hudson has advised the Funds with respect to approximately 870,000 assets with an aggregate purchase price of approximately USD$143 billion (including acquisition financing and co-investors) since 1995.

During its evaluation of investment opportunities, Lone Star utilizes Hudson's extensive knowledge of global market pricing obtained through oversight of asset liquidations.  Lone Star also benefits from specialty management companies, owned by a Fund or Funds, including Caliber Home Loans, Inc. (a combination of the companies previously known as Vericrest Financial, Inc. and Caliber Funding LLC), a full-service mortgage company and special servicer that provides a full complement of services in connection with the acquisition of single family residential whole loans in the U.S.  Hudson maintains strategic oversight with respect to such platforms.

LStar Capital

LStar Capital ("LStar") is a credit affiliate of Lone Star that provides both corporate and commercial real estate lending expertise.  Performing loans funded or purchased for the Funds by Lone Star are underwritten and managed by the LStar team.   

 Corporate Debt

The LStar team has the underwriting expertise to provide access to debt across the capital structure with a focus on second lien, secured last-out, and mezzanine solutions, along with equity co-investments. LStar's industry depth and creativity offers a one-stop source of financing and confidence in execution.

 Commercial Real Estate

Through its commercial real estate lending division, LStar also provides access to flexible debt capital to underserved non-primary commercial real estate markets.  LStar's ability to underwrite and asset manage / conduct surveillance on large volumes of loans is a distinct competitive advantage. The LStar team has deep in-house knowledge with small balance loans in non-primary markets across the United States. LStar targets small balance whole loans, mezzanine, b-notes, DPO / rescue financing, and transitional / value-add lending. 

More Articles

FeaturedArticles

  • dot-watch-8-1

    Technology

    Apr 1, 2017

    DOT WATCH - FEEL THE TIME

    For those who are reading, this moment, this magazine, it is a normal exercise which doesn't require any special effort than, apparently, keeping the eyes open in order to decode graphically the letters assembling them into words.

    ...

  • campeõeseuropa

    Sport

    May 11, 2018

    THE COUNTRY OF FOOTBALL

    We all know that football is a social phenomenon made of passion as irrational as she, as passion is not accountable, cannot be measured or evaluated and no one can control her

  • architectureimg.com-medieval-neuschwanstein-castle-germany-photography-architecture-scenery-bavaria-landscape-wide-screen-image-gallery

    Culture & Art

    Jun 1, 2017

    THE FAIRY TALES AND THE STRATEGIC ROLE

    In addition to the timeless construction and beauty, castles are scenarios of romantic stories and contain innumerable mysteries and periods of History. Modern or medieval, they are monuments of obligatory visit and places of worship...


  • jaeger-lecoultre-janek-deskiewicz

    Luxury & Fashion

    Jul 1, 2017

    THE DESIGNER BEHIND REVERSO

    The history of Polish Janek Deleskiewicz is, nowadays, inseparable from the history of an international icon among brands watches: Jaeger-LeCoultre; and, above all, its most successful model: Reverso.

  • 16788830_1399804646759626_4686884977315414016_n

    Food & Beverage

    Jun 1, 2017

    IT'S CHEESE, BUT ALSO YOGURT

    Ok, it is cheese and it's called yogurt. As far as we're concerned, it's alright, even because it really looks like yogurt. Regularly, on the markets of food for sportsmen, arise new products and dietary supplements which promise...

  • 74578418-4108-11e8-ab09-36e8e67fb996_1320x770_081421

    Research & Education

    May 31, 2018

    THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN

    Woman and mother of two presidents of the United States, Barbara Bush had a fundamental role in his family, in America and in the world


  • Aquaculture-Dipped-Millions-1

    Science & Nature

    Jan 1, 2018

    DIPPED MILLIONS

    Aquaculture states itself, daily, as an important alternative to traditional forms of fish supply, producing about half of all fish consumed in the world, this is the reason why it is considered today a strategic sector.

  • 1

    Culture & Art

    May 1, 2015

    Training for excellence

    Majestic mountain ranges, the world's most famous pocket knives and bastionary banking are just a few of the things that come to mind when thinking about Switzerland. With its amazing cuisine, four national languages, horological...

  • Ji-Elle_4.0

    Food & Beverage

    Jan 31, 2016

    Stretch the Cheese String

    String cheese appeared as many innovations appear: during a time of crisis. After the Market Crash of 1929, cheese was a very important part of families' meals, except among aristocrats, who would throw away half-eaten cheese, which...