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February 2017

Market collapse: American private equity firm risks being swallowed up by Irish mortgages

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As the property market continues crashing in Northern Ireland, Lone Star, a private equity firm based in the United States (US) is the first establishment to engulf the Irish mortgages. Since the mortgage crisis started to be felt in 2012, Lone Star dedicated over €5 billion to acquire Irish properties. The firm equally had to create a specific company under the name of European Residential Loan Securisation 2016-1 DAC to deal with the sum of €563.9 million representing loans granted by the Irish Nationwide Building Society. Nonetheless, this investment is taking a nightmarish turn.  

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