Lone Star looks for strong management with a proven track record when evaluating potential portfolio acquisitions. Beyond the financial statements of the company, we are looking for leadership in the company that has a commitment to continued growth and performance of the company. While the fund does provide substantial management support, we believe our portfolio managers need to possess the skills and competencies necessary to run efficient day-to-day operations. Lone Star usually looks to provide a substantial equity position to management in an effort to align the performance objectives of the company with those of the fund. Furthermore, we also strive to maintain current ownership of minority and women owned businesses by taking a minority interest in some companies.