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Volume 2017 - Number 45

November 22, 2017

Mortgage M&A Activity Increases, but as Year Draws to a Close, No Major Deals are Expected

The sale of mortgage banking franchises and asset-related acquisitions are gaining traction as the year draws to a close, but dealmakers arenít expecting any blockbuster moves before yearend. According to interviews conducted by Inside Mortgage Finance with investment banking advi-sors, many lenders remain profitable and are enjoying a 2017 that turned out to be better than expected in terms of origination volume.

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With loan volumes declining, does your shop have plans to enter the non-QM lending market in 2019?

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