April 21, 2014 12:09 PM ET

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Company Overview of Lone Star Funds

Company Overview

Lone Star Funds is a private equity firm specializing in asset acquisitions, corporate acquisitions, company sponsorships, turnarounds, refinancing, and distressed debt. In asset acquisition, the firm seeks to acquire secured and corporate unsecured debt instruments and commercial real estate assets. In corporate acquisitions, it acquires controlling interests in the financial or real estate sector, for operational turnaround in a longer term hold strategy. In corporate sponsorships, the firm provides capital to companies in a bankruptcy or similar legal proceeding to allow the company to recapitalize, emerge from the legal proceeding, and turnaround its operations. It invests in single fami...

2711 North Haskell Avenue

Suite 1700

Dallas, TX 75204

United States

Founded in 1995

Phone:

214-754-8300

Fax:

214-754-8301

Key Executives for Lone Star Funds

Founder
Age: 57
President
Senior Managing Director of U.S. Operations
Age: 48
General Partner
Managing Director of Lone Star Management Europe Limited
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Lone Star Funds Key Developments

Potential Bidders For IKB

HSBC Holdings plc (LSE:HSBA), BNP Paribas SA (ENXTPA:BNP), Societe Generale Group (ENXTPA:GLE) , SEB AG, Banco Santander, S.A. (BUSE:SANTANDER) are reportedly to bid for IKB Deutsche Industriebank Aktiengesellschaft. Two people familiar with the transaction said that Lone Star Funds is expected to receive bids from some large European banks.

Potential Investors To Be Shortlisted For PHN Privatization

Short list of entities interested in the second stage of privatization of Polski Holding Nieruchomosci Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:PHN) will be closed in the week ending March 14, 2014. The list includes Globe Trade Centre SA (WSE:GTC), Mennica Polska Spolka Akcyjna (WSE:MNC), Griffin Group Limited, Radius Group, Lone Star Funds alongside Ghelamco N.V. and foreign funds, Puls Biznesu writes citing own findings.

Investors Reportedly Eye Release

Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO); Lone Star Funds; Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.; Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG); The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX); and Prelios SpA (BIT:PRS) have expressed interest in Release S.p.A of Banco Popolare Societa Cooperativa Scarl (BIT:BP), according to sources, in a sign of growing appetite from foreign investors for real estate and distressed credit in the country. Banco Popolare, said during the week ending February 28, 2014 that it was seeking to sell a majority stake in its Release unit, which owns and manages soured loans and real estate assets with a total gross value of €3.2 billion. Banco Popolare, which currently owns 80% of Release, has hired Equita Sim as adviser on the transaction. Two sources close to the sale said that Apollo Global Management, Blackstone, Cerberus, Fortress and Lone Star are in the race to buy the majority of Release. Fortress has teamed up with Prelios for a potential bid. According to Reuters, Banco Popolare, Apollo, Blackstone and Cerberus declined to comment and Lone Star, Fortress and Prelios were not immediately available to comment. The due-diligence on Release is due to start in April and binding offers for the bad bank are likely to follow.

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