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Lone Star Funds


Nick Beevers



Don Carroll

Investment Professional


Jodi Cason


John Grayken

Founder and Chairman


Gavin Mackay

Senior MD and Global Head of Investor Relations and Fundraising


Christina Pretto

MD, Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs


Kevin P. Rourke


19 past transactions


Acquisition in 2016
Victra is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon, including being honored as Agent of the Year in 2016. They don’t just consider you as a customer – they strive to treat you as their “guest” when you join them in any of their 1,145 convenient locations. Their knowledgeable and dedicated store consultants and managers offer a full range of wireless devices including phones, tablets, mobile broadband, wearable technology, accessories and product insurance. Getting the best performance for this technology matters, and Verizon delivers. Once again, the nation’s most rigorous, independent study (RootMetrics®) has rated Verizon the #1 network in the United States. Verizon swept all six network categories for all of 2016 -- including reliability, data, speed, call, text and overall performance – an industry first since testing began.


Acquisition in 2021
AOC is a leading global supplier of resin chemistries for polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, colorants, specialty additives and synergistic material systems used in the manufacture of composites parts. Its comprehensive product offering is supported by a global manufacturing and logistics network, which provide customers worldwide with efficient service, customized solutions and complete supply chain management with a focus on customer satisfaction and fulfillment. Headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, AOC’s products are manufactured at six facilities strategically located in North America and by additional manufacturing locations in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit:
Accredited Home Lenders is a mortgage banker that originated, acquired, serviced, and sold mostly subprime single-family mortgages for homebuyers throughout the US who did not otherwise qualify. It operated through a network of independent mortgage brokers. Private equity firm Lone Star Funds bought Accredited Home Lenders for some $400 million in 2007. The fund invested an additional $100 million of working capital in the company shortly after the deal was finalized, but it was not enough to keep the firm afloat. Accredited Home Lenders Holding Company and its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May 2009.

Stark Group

Acquisition in 2017
STARK GROUP is the largest retailer and distributor of building materials in the Nordic region. STARK GROUP serves its customers through a finely meshed network of stores. Its customer base is broad, ranging from major contractors, builders and consumers to distributors and industries. STARK GROUP is owned by Ferguson plc - the world's number one distributor of heating and plumbing products to the professional market, and a leading supplier of building materials and services across Europe and North America.

Esmalglass S.A.U.

Acquisition in 2017
Esmalglass S.A.U. manufactures and markets frits, glazes, pigments, inks, and ceramic additives for customers worldwide. The company provides ceramic frits for the decoration of ceramic tiles, such as glazes, silk-screen inks, granites, granules, etc.; glazes, including engobes for ribbing, engobes for bodies, base glazes, neutral and colored silk-screen inks, granitos, granules, micro-granules, micro-spheres, atomized materials, and platelets; colors, such as glaze stains, body stains, and dry coloring products; decoration and complementary pieces; and additives, including rotary inks, silk-screen inks, silk-screen ink fixers, and granito fixers. It also offers technical assistance, design, and research and development services. Esmalglass S.A.U. was founded in 1978 and is based in Villarreal, Spain with facilities in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Indonesia, China, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Mexico, and Thailand. Esmalglass S.A.U. is a former subsidiary of Porcelanosa S.A.

Home Properties Inc.

Acquisition in 2015
Home Properties, Inc. (Home Properties) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, operates, acquires, develops and rehabilitates apartment communities. The Company conducts its business through Home Properties, L.P. (the Operating Partnership), a New York limited partnership, and a management company, Home Properties Resident Services, Inc. (HPRS), which is a Maryland corporation. At December 31, 2012, the Company held 83.2% of the limited partnership units in the Operating Partnership (UPREIT Units). Home Properties, through its affiliates described above, as of December 31, 2012, owned and operated 121 communities with 42,635 apartment units (the Communities or the Properties). In February 2014, the Company announced that it has completed the sale of Cider Mill, a property containing 864 apartment units located in Montgomery Village, Md.

Korakuen Finance

Acquisition in 2006
Korakuen Finance, a Japan based mid-sized lender.

Forterra, Inc.

Acquisition in 2016
Forterra, Inc. is a manufacturer of pipe and precast products.

N&W Global Vending S.p.A.

Acquisition in 2016
N&W Global Vending is a world leader in the production of automatic snack and beverage vending machines and is a major international player in both the HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and café) and the Office Coffee Services sectors.

American Bath Group, LLC

Acquisition in 2016
American Bath Group is a manufacturing company of the residential, commercial, assisted living, senior care, and premium showroom bathing products. The company designs and manufactures fiberglass reinforced plastic, sheet molded compound, and acrylic bathtubs and showers. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Savannah, Tennessee, United States.

Novo Banco, S.A.

Acquisition in 2017
Novo Banco provides various financial products and services to private, corporate, and institutional customers. It operates through Domestic Commercial Banking, International Commercial Banking, Asset Management, Life Insurance, and Markets segments. The company is involved in various activities, including deposit taking, granting of loans to corporate and private customers, investment fund management, brokerage and custodian services, investment banking services, and the commercialization of life and non-life insurance products.

Quintain Limited

Acquisition in 2015
Quintain Limited engages in property investment and development activities primarily in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. The company’s property investment and development assets are located at Wembley Park, London. It manages commercial and residential investment portfolio; and provides asset management services. The company was formerly known as Quintain Estates & Development PLC and changed its name to Quintain Limited in February 2016. Quintain Limited was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

Jurys Inn Brighton Hotel

Acquisition in 2015
Jurys Inn hotels are ideally situated in city centres across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic – their hotels provide guests with extremely convenient locations from which to enjoy local attractions. When visiting any of their city centre locations, Jurys Inn always offers superb customer service and a friendly welcome to all their visitors whether you are a regular or first time guest. Jurys Inn strives to provide a personal touch by listening to their guests needs, and because they’re a small group of hotels, they can quickly adapt to give that little extra. Whether it is their 24 hour available staff, free WiFi or an early business breakfast option, at Jurys Inn the little things make big differences.

Balta Group

Acquisition in 2015
The Balta Group is the largest producer of textile floor coverings in Europe. With a consolidated gross turnover of 577 million Euros, 95% of its products exported to over 100 countries throughout the world. The Balta Group comprises: woven area rugs (Balta Rugs), wall-to-wall carpets and residential carpet tiles (Balta Broadloom and ITC), wall-to-wall contract carpet (Arc Edition), commercial carpet tiles (modulyss) and needle felt and technical non-wovens (Captiqs). The Balta Group has 8 production sites worldwide, including two in Uşak Turkey, and distribution centres in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and Dalton, USA, that serves the North American market.

Sino Gas & Energy

Acquisition in 2018
Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited (“Sino Gas” ASX: SEH) is an Australian energy company focused on developing Chinese unconventional gas assets. Sino Gas holds a 49% interest in Sino Gas & Energy Limited (“SGE”) through a strategic partnership completed with MIE Holdings Corporation (“MIE” SEHK: 1555) in July 2012. SGE has been established in Beijing since 2006 and is the operator of the Linxing and Sanjiaobei Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) in the Ordos Basin, Shanxi province.

Shearings Holidays Ltd

Acquisition in 2016
Shearings Holidays offers holiday tours, such as coach holidays, air holidays, river cruises, escorted tours, summer holidays, autumn and winter holidays, spring holidays, Christmas and New Year breaks, short breaks, mystery breaks, and self-drive hotel breaks.

Xella International

Acquisition in 2016
Xella is a young company, which introduced itself for the first time at the BAU Trade Fair in Munich in 2003. Xella resulted from a merger between the Duisburg company, Haniel-Bau Industrie GmbH and the Munich company, Ytong AG with Fels-Werke GmbH in Goslar. Today headquarters are located in Duisburg

IKB Asset Management

Acquisition in 2008
IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG supports medium-sized enterprises and private equity funds in Germany and Europe with loans, risk management, capital market services and advisory services. IKB has had close ties with German companies and entrepeneurs since it was founded in 1924. The Bank’s business model is based on stable, long-term customer relationships and a pronounced understanding of issues affecting medium-sized enterprises. - Founded in 1924 (as “Bank für Industrieobligationen”) - Around 1,450 employees (around 400 of whom at IKB Leasing GmbH) - Corporate headquarters in Düsseldorf - Locations: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris
Continental Electronics Corporation develops, manufactures and markets radio frequency (“RF”) transmitters for high-power broadcasting, digital commercial broadcasting, scientific laboratories and the U.S. Government. While specializing in complex and high-power RF systems, Continental also produces transmitters that operate across the power spectrum. The market-driven change from analog to digital technology positioned Continental for growth during the period of Veritas' ownership.