CARDINAL SOUTHWEST / MARTIN PREFERRED FOODS / WHATACO, INC. / PEPPER HOMELOANS / OAKWOOD GLOBAL / CAFE ANNIE / FUTURE FINANCIAL, INC. / FIRST SIERRA FINANCIAL

Redstone’s portfolio of realized investment represents the culmination of vigilant guidance and investment expertise. The following presents a representative sample of realized investments:

CARDINAL SOUTHWEST
Cardinal Southwest is a franchisor of Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits fast food restaurants in Texas. The company is continually looking to add new units by either acquisition or development in the Popeye’s brand or through entrance into other quick serve restaurant systems that represent a strong strategic fit.

MARTIN PREFERRED FOODS
Headquartered in Houston, Martin Preferred Foods markets a complete variety of custom meats and poultry, seafood, cheeses, other groceries and non-food items to customers throughout the state of Texas from its offices in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.

WHATACO, INC.
Whataco, Inc. was the largest franchiser of Whataburger fast food restaurants in the nation. Growing to 91 total units, Whataco brought the popular Texas based chain to thousands of customers in small towns throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

PEPPER HOMELOANS
Pepper Homeloans is a specialist residential mortgage lender offering alternatives to the rigid criteria used by traditional lenders to provide mortgages to “non-conforming” or “sub-prime” borrowers in the Australia market. Pepper has originated and serviced over $1 billion of residential mortgage backed securities.

OAKWOOD GLOBAL
Oakwood Global Finance is a financial services operating company providing innovative solutions within underexploited, niche markets. Oakwood builds and invests in companies that operate in the specialist consumer finance industry around the world. Their subsidiary businesses are at the forefront of consumer finance origination, providing residential mortgages, car finance, equipment leases and personal loans.

CAFÉ ANNIE
Created by renowned chef Robert Del Grande, Café Annie is the fine-dining flagship of the Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group and has been serving high quality, refined, southwestern fare in Houston since the early 1980s.

FUTURE FINANCIAL INC.
Formed in the mid 1990’s, Future Financial pioneered the sub-prime mortgage lending market in the United Kingdom. The business model took an established concept (sub-prime lending) and proven management team to a new overseas market, successfully growing operations to over £300 million in mortgages annually.

FIRST SIERRA FINANCIAL
First Sierra Financial was founded in 1994 to acquire, originate, sell and service “small-ticket” (generally under $25,000) equipment leases for a wide range of industries, from computers and software to dental and medical equipment.