Lone Star Funds, a U.S. private- equity firm, won an auction to purchase almost all of the former Anglo Irish Bank Corp.’s 6.3 billion-pound ($10.5 billion) U.K. loan book, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
John Grayken, founder of Lone Star Funds, has a record of generating more than 20 percent returns over two decades as the world’s biggest buyer of delinquent mortgages. What he doesn’t have is a designated successor.
Lone Star Funds, the world’s biggest buyer of delinquent mortgages, promoted Andre Collin to the new role of president of the Dallas-based private-equity firm, reporting to Chairman John Grayken, according to an e-mail sent to investors.
Lone Star Funds, the private-equity firm led by Chairman John Grayken, bought 23 buildings from State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and will lease them back to the largest U.S. property-casualty insurer.
Lone Star Funds, the world’s biggest buyer of delinquent mortgages, increased the target on its newest fund by 10 percent to $6.6 billion in response to investor demand, said two people with knowledge of the move.
Lone Star Funds, the biggest buyer of delinquent mortgages, is leading the fundraising pack for real estate private equity with a $6 billion target for a pool to buy distressed commercial-property debt and equity.
Osaka prefecture in western Japan canceled the 78.1 billion yen ($760 million) sale of a commuter rail line after local lawmakers rejected Lone Star Funds as the winning bidder, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.