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Volume 2017 - Number 35

September 14, 2017

The Chatter Continues on M&A. Prosperity Mortgage Has a New Parent (Warren Buffett)

Mortgage originators that produce $1 billion to $4 billion a year in loans are continuing to be courted by potential suitors, but not many sale agreements are getting signed these days, according to investment bankers. “Private equity firms are still looking to enter the business, and sellers are listening, but I’m not seeing too many deals being completed,” said Chuck Klein, a managing partner at Mortgage Banking Solutions, Austin, TX. At the beginning of the year, Klein was...

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With mortgage production down noticeably this year from 2017, how many lenders might disappear via M&A or failure during the next 12 months?

10% or less. It’s not that bad out there.
11% to 25%. It’s a challenging market.
25% to 40%. It’s going to be very ugly.
No opinion.

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