The GSEs Must Approve Genworth Sale. How Long Will it Take?
October 28, 2016
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must approve the change of control of Genworth Mortgage Insurance, whose parent company is slated for sale to Asia Pacific Global Capital Co., a Chinese limited liability corporation. The approval, noted one GSE official, is pursuant to the Private Mortgage Insurance Eligibility Requirements, which were sanctioned by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. If Genworth wants to remain an approved MI, the two GSEs have to approve the transaction. Industry observers who keep a close eye on the GSEs believe the sale approval process could be lengthy given the fact that Genworth’s new parent is a Chinese company. The purchase by Asia Pacific was unveiled earlier this week.