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.
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, 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.
Southeastern Grocers Inc., the food-store chain controlled by Lone Star Funds, filed to raise as much as $500 million in a U.S. initial public offering after shares of other chains that went public this year surged.
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.
Lone Star Funds, the real estate investment firm run by John Grayken , asked investors for six more months to raise $8 billion for two funds as it seeks to acquire troubled U.S. property loans from banks.