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Lone Star Funds is an American private equity firm that invests in distressed assets in the U.S., Canada and internationally.[2] The founder of Lone Star established its first fund in 1995 (under a different name) and Lone Star has to date organized fifteen private equity funds with total capital commitments since inception of over $59 billion (as of June 2015).[3] Lone Star’s investors include corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, foundations, fund of funds and high-net-worth individuals.[4] Lone Star Funds has affiliate offices in North America, Europe and Japan.[5]

Hudson Advisors LLC, an approximately 800-person global asset management company owned and controlled by the founder of Lone Star, performs due diligence and analysis, asset management and related services for Lone Star Funds.[6] In this capacity, Hudson Advisors LLC has managed in excess of $95 billion of assets for Lone Star Funds since inception.[7]


Lone Star was founded by John Grayken.[8] From 1993 to 1995, Mr.

Grayken was Chairman and CEO of Brazos Partners L.P., a joint venture between the Robert M.

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Bass Group and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,[9] that resolved approximately 1,300 “bad bank” assets resulting from the U.S. savings and loan crisis in the early ‘90s.[10] During this period, Brazos Advisors LLC was formed to provide asset-management and related services to Brazos Partners.

Following Brazos Partners, Grayken organized institutional capital to continue investing in distressed assets, closing Brazos Fund, L.P.

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in 1995 with approximately $250 million of capital commitments.[11]

Lone Star Opportunity Fund, L.P. followed in 1996, with approximately $396 million of capital commitments.[12] At that time Brazos Advisors, LLC was renamed Hudson Advisors LLC.[13]

After an expansion into Canada in 1995 and 1996, Grayken pursued the launch of a global platform for Lone Star in 1997.[14] Since then, Lone Star has invested extensively in North America, Europe and East Asia.[15] Lone Star invested primarily in East Asia, including Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan, following the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s.[16] In the mid-2000s, following the establishment of the Eurozone, Lone Star increased its investment focus in Europe.[10] And with the onset of the global financial crisis, from 2007 Lone Star was again actively investing in the U.S.[8]

In July 2015, Lone Star acquired the UK property investment and development company Quintain for £700 million.[17]

In March 2017, the Portuguese Central Bank announced that Lone Star Funds will acquire 75% of third largest Portuguese bank, Novo Banco, in return for a capital injection of €1bn.[18] The other 25% will be retained by the Portuguese bank's resolution fund.

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In October 2017 the deal was closed and Lone Star Funds started controlling 75% of Novo Banco.[19]

Investment approach[edit]

Lone Star invests in a variety of asset classes, primarily distressed opportunities in developed markets.[20]

Motion picture financing[edit]

Through its credit affiliate, LStar Capital (officially LSC Film Corporation), the company entered the motion picture financing sector when they signed a $200 million deal with Sony Pictures in early 2014.

The deal gives them a financial stake in nearly all of Sony's upcoming films.[21] However, due to the poor box-office performance of Sony's movies, the two firms severed ties on July 17, 2017, two years before the deal was set to end.[22]

Funds investment vehicles[edit]

Fund Vintage
Lone Star Fund X 2016 $5.5B
Lone Star Real Estate Fund V 2016 $5.8B
Lone Star Real Estate Fund IV 2015 $5.8B
Lone Star Residential Mortgage Fund I 2015 $1.3B
Lone Star Fund IX 2014 $7.2B
Lone Star Real Estate Fund III 2013 $7.0B
Lone Star Fund VIII 2013 $5.1B
Lone Star Fund VII 2010 $4.6B
Lone Star Real Estate Fund II 2010 $5.5B
Lone Star Fund VI 2008 $7.5B
Lone Star Real Estate Fund 2008 $2.4B
Lone Star Fund V 2005 $5.1B
Lone Star Fund IV 2002 $4.2B
Lone Star Fund III 2000 $2.3B
Lone Star Fund II 1999 $1.2B
Lone Star Opportunity Fund 1997 $396M
Brazos Fund 1995 $250M



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    Archived from the original on 2011-12-08.

  2. ^Ellie Pullen (April 29, 2013). "Lone Star and Credit Suisse buy €6.7bn RPI portfolio". Unquote.com.
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  4. ^Chad Eric Watt (August 22, 2010). "Lone Star selling S.E. grocery chain". Dallas Business Journal.
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    Lone Star plots IPO for massive Dublin housing land bank

    Retrieved November 24, 2013.

  6. ^"About Hudson Advisors". Hudson Advisors. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  7. ^"Hudson Advisors, L.L.C." Inside View. Archived from the original on November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
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  9. ^Jenny Anderson (July 30, 2008). "An Investment Firm That Prospered From Past Crises Turns to Mortgages".

    The New York Times.

  10. ^ abSteve Bills (May 30, 2013). "Distress Specialist Lone Star Turns To Europe". Thomson Reuters.
  11. ^"About Lone Star".

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    Lone Star Funds. Retrieved November 25, 2013.

  12. ^"Hudson Advisors Successful Track Record". Hudson Advisors. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  13. ^"Brazos Advisors renamed Hudson Advisors; corporate offices relocated".

    Business Wire.

    Lone Star hires Davy for €300m-plus Irish homebuilder IPO

    April 9, 1997.

  14. ^"Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Retirement Board Interdepartmental Correspondence"(PDF). Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Retirement Board.

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    August 18, 2010.

  15. ^"Ahold completes Bruno's, Bi-Lo sale". Birmingham Business Journal. January 31, 2005.
  16. ^Keith Russell (April 7, 2002). "Shoney's a typical fit for Lone Star Funds". The Tennessean.
  17. ^Kollewe, Julia (29 July 2015).

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    "Lone Star buys Wembley Arena owner Quintain for £700m". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 July 2015.

  18. ^Chad Bray (March 31, 2017). "Lone Star to Buy Controlling Stake in Portugal's Novo Banco". The New York Times.
  19. ^"Lone Star takes charge of Portugal's state-rescued Novo Banco".

    Reuters. October 18, 2017.

  20. ^Kelly DePonte (May 2010). "An overview of the private equity distressed debt and restructuring markets"(PDF).

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    Probitas Partners.

  21. ^"Sony Nails $200 Million Co-Financing Deal with LStar Capital, Citibank".

    The Wrap.

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    April 9, 2014.

  22. ^Faughnder, Ryan (2017-07-17). "Sony Pictures and co-financing partner LStar Capital cut ties". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  23. ^"The Funds".

    Private equity giant has land with the potential for thousands of homes

    Lone Star Funds. Retrieved November 15, 2013.

  24. ^Peter Flanagan (April 26, 2015). "Lone Star aims for more deals in Europe". Irish Independent.
  25. ^Steve Gelsi (January 5, 2015). "Lone Star's first home mortgage fund beats $1 bln target".

    Private Equity Profile

    Buyouts Insider.

  26. ^Timothy Pollard (January 6, 2015). "Largest closed-end, private real estate funds raised in 2014".

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    Pensions & Investments.

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