Lone Star sources investments on a global basis and its investment approach focuses on leveraging longstanding relationships with counterparties to source opportunities, a comprehensive bottom-up asset-based underwriting approach, a streamlined approval process, a focused asset management strategy, and the continual evaluation of exit strategies.
The Lone Star Funds have been actively investing in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific for 28 years, and this established presence serves as a major competitive advantage when sourcing investment opportunities. Given the Lone Star Funds' access to significant amounts of capital, Lone Star can focus particularly on larger scale transactions in which the potential list of buyers is often limited.
Lone Star looks to Hudson Advisors to execute business plans for the Lone Star Funds’ investments. Since its inception in 1995, Hudson Advisors – a globally integrated asset management company – has supported the Lone Star Funds and their investment activities, providing advisory and administrative and support services.
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The Lone Star 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, funds of funds, and high-net-worth individuals.
When pursuing investment opportunities, Lone Star considers a broad scope of markets, industries, and opportunities through equity and debt investments in value-oriented assets, real estate and real estate-related assets, control investments in financially oriented and other operating companies, and various securitized products.