The deal comes just a few days after Investec confirmed its plans to sell UK specialty mortgage provider Kensington for £180m to private equity firms Blackstone and TPG.
Lone Star’s acquisition of Investec’s Start Mortgage constitutes approximately 70 employees and will represents a pre-tax revenue loss of £21m in the year ending March 2014 to Investec.
The South African bank said the deal was part of its plan to simplify and reshape its banking business.
Texas-based Lone Star had reportedly secured $5.7bn for its latest distressed debt vehicle Lone Star Fund IX as of April this year.
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