Competitive Advantages

Track Record

Since the establishment of the first Fund in 1995, Lone Star has organized seventeen private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments totaling over $70 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 490 investments in more than 1,430 transactions at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $196 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. The Funds have been actively investing in North America, Europe and East Asia for almost two decades. This established presence 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 L.P. and its global subsidiaries (collectively, “Hudson”) have supported the Funds’ investment activities globally, providing due diligence and analysis, asset management, and ancillary and other support services. Hudson, a full-service global asset management company, has advised the Funds with respect to approximately 964,000 assets with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $196 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. Certain of the Funds also benefit from specialty management companies, owned by a Fund or Funds, that service various assets requiring specific expertise. Such companies include Caliber Home Loans, Inc. (a combination of the companies previously known as Vericrest Financial, Inc. and Caliber Funding LLC), Start Mortgages DAC, and Propertize B.V.  Read more about Asset Management.