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Volume 2014 - Number 10

May 9, 2014

News Briefs

Radian Group announced this week that it plans to acquire Clayton Holdings for $305 million. Among other services, Clayton provides due diligence on non-agency mortgage-backed securities. Radian said the transaction is expected to close this summer and the firm expects to break even on the purchase this year. Radian said Clayton will continue to serve its existing clients, grow in its current operations areas and explore opportunities to market new ... [Includes eight briefs]

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