Lone Star has a multi-phased approach to supporting management in their efforts to grow the business. The first area of this support is to develop individual performance metrics that allow both company and fund level managers to monitor the weekly progress of the business. This enables portfolio companies to focus their tactical day-to-day activities and gives fund managers an avenue to provide strategic guidance for the business. Secondly, Lone Star has an in-house operations specialist that is able to work in a consultative role for specific efficiency initiatives undertaken by our portfolio companies. Finally, Lone Star management is able to apply their financial skill and experience, along with their wide banking network, to advise companies on financing and risk hedging techniques.