Mergers & Acquisitions

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January 8, 2018 - IMFnews

Situs Strikes Again in the Residential Space, Agrees to Buy MSR Broker MountainView

Back in May, the New York-based Situs bought The Collingwood Group, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm...

January 5, 2018 - IMFnews

For Sale: $3.5 Billion of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Servicing Rights

The first quarter could turn out to be a barn-burner for MSR sales…

January 4, 2018 - IMFnews

Incenter Out with Another MSR Offering, This One for $3 Billion

The delinquency rate on the MSR portfolio is 1.02 percent...

January 3, 2018 - IMFnews

IMA Launches First MSR Auction of the New Year

The seller will consider separate bids on the conventional and government portions…

December 29, 2017 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: The Biggest Story of 2018? Fannie and Freddie, Of Course / An M&A Boom? / Good Luck Mr. Corso / Penny Spends Dollars to Buyback Common / A Very Short Publishing Break

We get the sense that merger and acquisition activity could be fierce as profit margins tighten...

December 18, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: What’s Up with Walter? / loanDepot and Going Public? / Capping the MID at $750K / Victor Ciardelli, Still in Charge at Guaranteed Rate / PrimeLending Promotes Thompson

Eventually, loanDepot's investors will want to cash out...

December 18, 2017 - IMFnews

MountainView Selling Bulk MSRs, but Seller Prefers to be the Subservicer

The MSR package is dominated by California product…

December 15, 2017 - IMFnews

PE Firm Thomas H. Lee Buys a Stake in Guaranteed Rate, but Ciardelli Still in Control

The spokesperson noted that Guaranteed Rate founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli “is still in control.”

December 14, 2017 - IMFnews

REITs Buying Home Lenders – A Trend in the Making?

The acquisition, once consummated, will put New Residential in the business of originating loans directly to consumers. It also could have CFPB implications…

December 13, 2017 - IMFnews

A Slow Fourth Quarter for Servicing Sales, but 1Q18 Could be a Barn-Burner

Another contributing factor to slower sales: Concerns about how the pending GOP tax bill might hammer the asset value of servicing rights...

December 11, 2017 - IMFnews

Short Takes: And Now for a Word About Bitcoin / Can Trump Clear the Air? / Consultant Wonders about Endorsements / MIAC Selling NPLs, RPLs / Farmer Mac CEO Fired with No Severance

One of these days an answer will arrive, but until a mortgage company is sold for Bitcoins, we’ll stay on the sidelines…

December 11, 2017 - IMFnews

Phoenix Capital Auctioning Off Bulk MSR Package

The seller of the MSR package is looking for a final sale date of Jan. 31…


With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.