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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Solidifi, acquired Linear Title & Closing, LTD

synopsis: Solidifi, a leading independent provider of real estate valuation services to 60 of the top 100 lenders, announced the acquisition of Linear Title & Closing Limited. Linear is a top-five independent title search and closing provider for refinance, purchase, short sale and Real Estate Owned (REO) transactions in all 50 states.
buyer parent: Real Matters
buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of next generation mortgage services. Understanding the power of technology to boost productivity both internally and for clients, Solidifi’s team is made up of mortgage industry specialists and technology innovators. "
target: Linear Title & Closing, LTD
Linear Title & Closing is a leader in providing national title searches and mortgage closing services. Linear delivers technology-driven title and closing solutions to a broad spectrum of real estate service providers. Linear is based in Middletown, RI and services clients nationwide.
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closed 12/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Class Valuation, acquired Landmark Network

synopsis: Class Valuation, one of the largest nationwide providers of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry, announced that the company has acquired Van Nuys, California-based Landmark Network, a leader in real estate valuation with a specialization in the reverse mortgage lending industry.
buyer parent: Narrow Gauge Capital
buyer: Class Valuation
Class Valuation, formerly Class Appraisal, is a top 10 nationwide Appraisal Management Company, delivering outstanding quality and service to each and every client. The company is committed to combining the best people, products, processes, and technology available to help lenders be successful. "
target: Landmark Network
Van Nuys, CA-based Landmark Network is a leader in real estate valuation with a specialization in the reverse mortgage lending industry. Landmark Network also offers Landscape™, an appraisal management cloudware built from the ground up by an appraisal management company.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Xome, acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group

synopsis: Xome, a real estate solutions provider, has acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions from Assurant, Inc., a provider of risk management solutions. Assurant Mortgage Solutions helps clients manage risk across the mortgage lifecycle. They provide full-service valuation solutions, field services, and LenderX, an appraisal management software solution.
buyer parent: WMIH Corp.
buyer: Xome
Xome is the only platform that digitally connects every major touch-point in the real estate process. Xome makes the process of buying and selling a home more transparent for consumers with status dashboards, dynamic ratings of agents and real estate professionals, and real-time property data. "
target parent: Assurant
target: Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group
Assurant Mortgage Solutions helps clients proactively manage risk across the mortgage lifecycle. They provide full-service valuation solutions, field services, and LenderX, an appraisal management software solution that allows users to manage appraisals, communication, invoicing, and tracking.
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announced 3/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Fidelity National Financial, will acquire Stewart Information Services Corp

synopsis: Stewart Information Services Corporation, a global real estate services company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries.
buyer: Fidelity National Financial (FNF:$8,423.00)
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is the nation’s largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Alamo Title and National Title of New York. "
target: Stewart Information Services Corp (STC:$1,956.52)
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services through their direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies.
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$1,207 [$1,156]
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$1,957
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closed 4/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Class Valuation, acquired Janus AMC, LLC

synopsis: Class Valuation, a top nationwide real estate collateral valuation and appraisal management company to the residential mortgage industry, announced that they have acquired Texas-based appraisal management company (AMC), Janus Valuation & Compliance (Janus). Janus is a full service appraisal management firm, built to answer the needs of lenders.
buyer parent: Narrow Gauge Capital
buyer: Class Valuation
Class Valuation, formerly Class Appraisal, is a top 10 nationwide Appraisal Management Company, delivering outstanding quality and service to each and every client. The company is committed to combining the best people, products, processes, and technology available to help lenders be successful. "
target: Janus AMC, LLC
Janus is a full service appraisal management firm, built to answer the needs of lenders. Founded in 2008, Janus has been at the forefront of customized appraisal management company (AMC) service models with a focus on retail, credit union, and correspondent lenders in Texas and surrounding markets.
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announced 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apex Appraisal Service, will acquire Value Trend Solutions

synopsis: Apex Appraisal Service (Apex) and Value Trend Solutions (VTS) have announced a strategic partnership and planned merger of business operations to offer a unified appraisal management solution. VTS is a nationwide real estate appraisal management company owned and operated by appraisers.
buyer: Apex Appraisal Service
Apex Appraisal Service is a leading real estate Appraisal Management Company located in Northern California and providing services across the US. Apex is dedicated to providing prompt and accurate valuation and consulting services. "
target: Value Trend Solutions
Value Trend Solutions (VTS) is a nationwide real estate appraisal management company owned and operated by appraisers. VTS was founded in 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona where it continues to operate today.
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closed 3/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

DartAppraisal, acquired Valuation Management Group LLC

synopsis: Dart Appraisal, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), announced that it has acquired Valuation Management Group, a national AMC based near Atlanta. Valuation Management Group was established with a vision of providing a partnership to financial institutions to offer an independent appraisal process, with excellent turn times and quality.
buyer: DartAppraisal
Dart Appraisal is a leading nationwide independent Appraisal Management Company (AMC) established in 1993. The company was founded on the principle that an AMC could create transparency between the lender and appraiser, cultivating a process that brings out the best in both parties. "
target: Valuation Management Group LLC
Valuation Management Group was established in 2006 with a vision of providing a partnership to financial institutions to offer an independent appraisal process, with excellent turn times and quality.
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closed 8/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Data Facts, Inc., acquired Strategic Information Resources, Inc

synopsis: Data Facts, a nationwide provider of mortgage lending solutions and national and international background screening solutions, announced their acquisition of Strategic Information Resources, a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening.
buyer: Data Facts, Inc.
Data Facts provides trusted information that can be relied on to make sound hiring and lending decisions. Their comprehensive solutions allow clients to make better decisions faster and more efficiently. "
target: Strategic Information Resources, Inc
Strategic Information Resources is a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening. SIR helps thousands of companies make more informed decisions every day.
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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, acquired Elliott & Company Appraisers Inc.

synopsis: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services LLC (“Nationwide”), a leading national appraisal management and real estate valuation services company acquired Elliott & Company Appraisers (“Elliott”). Elliott has been a thought leader in providing valuation services for complex commercial properties and title insurance claims for nearly four decades.
buyer parent: Corridor Capital, LLC
buyer: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services
Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, LLC, the 1st Appraisal Management Company to be licensed in the United States, is an award winning full service Appraisal Management Company, licensed, bonded and insured to conduct business nationwide. "
target: Elliott & Company Appraisers Inc.
Founded in 1980, and based in Greensboro, NC, Elliott has been a thought leader in providing valuation services for complex commercial properties and title insurance claims for nearly four decades.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Mortgage Consultants, acquired Meridian Asset Services, Inc.

synopsis: American Mortgage Consultants, a due-diligence firm that caters to secondary market participants, has acquired Meridian Asset Services. Meridian Asset Services delivers value to investors and loan servicers through transaction management expertise to the mortgage industry.
buyer: American Mortgage Consultants
American Mortgage Consultants is a Financial & Professional Services provider for Residential, Commercial, Auto, Student and Consumer lending products. They offer a wide range of professional services catering to the industry, including credit/risk policy assessment and delinquency surveillance. "
target: Meridian Asset Services, Inc.
Meridian Asset Services is a financial services company that delivers value to investors and loan servicers. They provide transaction management expertise to the mortgage industry, including collateral & title, due diligence, transaction management, real estate, and portfolio management services.
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closed 3/27/2018 via PR Newswire

Narrow Gauge Capital, acquired Class Appraisal

synopsis: Narrow Gauge Capital, a private equity firm based in Boston, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Class Appraisal, LLC, a leading nationwide provider of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry.
buyer: Narrow Gauge Capital
Narrow Gauge Capital, based in Boston, is a private equity firm controlled by Adam Doctoroff and Travis Metz. NGC pursues buyouts and recapitalizations in growth-oriented businesses with strong management teams. "
target: Class Appraisal
Class Appraisal, based in Troy, Michigan, is one of the largest and fastest-growing appraisal management companies in the country. Class Appraisal has partnered with over 400 mortgage lenders and over 6,000 of the highest performing residential appraisers in the country.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Indecomm Global Services, acquired US Recordings, Inc.

synopsis: Indecomm Global Services, a leading international business process outsourcing and services firm, has completed the acquisition of US Recordings, Inc., headquartered in St Paul, Minnesota. US Recordings is a pioneer in electronic technology for the mortgage recording industry serving the residential mortgage market.
buyer: Indecomm Global Services
Indecomm Global Services is a consulting, business process outsourcing and technology services company with four principal divisions: Mortgage Services; Retail Banking Services; eLearning and Corporate Training; and IT Services. "
target: US Recordings, Inc.
U.S. Recordings is one of the nation's leading real estate document recording companies. As pioneers in electronic technology for the mortgage recording industry, our customized systems reduce transaction costs and increase productivity by implementing total solutions to manage documents and data.
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closed 2/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Arizona Academy Of Real Estate merged with Arizona School of Real Estate & Business,

synopsis: Arizona School of Real Estate & Business (ASREB), a division of the Hondros Education Group, announced it is teaming up with Arizona Academy of Real Estate (AARE) in a partnership that will unify real estate education in Arizona. The Phoenix-based schools will pool their talents to represent the largest real estate program in the state.
buyer parent: Hondros Education Group
buyer: Arizona School of Real Estate & Business
The Arizona School of Real Estate & Business offers quality license education for real estate, mortgage, home inspection, appraisal and insurance as well as non-license industry programs. Over 300 extensive continuing ed courses are offered along with professional development education and events. "
target: Arizona Academy Of Real Estate
Arizona Real Estate School (AARE) is a real estate school in Arizona with campuses in Scottsdale, Mesa, Peoria and Phoenix. AARE has been supporting students in the real estate and lending industries since 2005.
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closed 12/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

ULS Technology plc, acquired Conveyancing Alliance Limited

synopsis: ULS Technology,the provider of online B2B platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets, has acquired the share capitals of Conveyancing Alliance. Conveyancing Alliance is a B2B technology platform in the UK for the selection and instruction of conveyancing.
buyer: ULS Technology plc (AIM:ULS:$25.33)
ULS Technology plc brings customers and legal professionals together via housing market comparison services, delivered through their technology systems. "
target: Conveyancing Alliance Limited
Conveyancing Alliance is a B2B technology platform in the UK for the selection and instruction of conveyancing. Conveyancing Alliance operates under three separate brands, “Conveyancing Alliance” and “Agency Convey” and “Broker Conveyancing”, targeted at the mortgage broker sector.
price ($mm)
$7.51
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$5
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Solutionstar, acquired Title 365

synopsis: As part of its continuing growth as the nation’s premier real estate technology company, Solutionstar Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired Title365. Title 365 delivers an industry-changing combination of centralized product fulfillment, escrow and default services, and breakthrough technology solutions.
buyer parent: Nationstar Mortgage LLC
buyer: Solutionstar
Solutionstar is an independently managed and operated provider of technology and data enabled solutions to homebuyers, home sellers, real estate professionals and companies engaged in the origination and / or servicing of mortgage loans. "
target: Title 365
Founded on a commitment to delivering an industry-changing combination of centralized product fulfillment, faster turnaround of title, escrow and default services, and breakthrough technology solutions, Title365 delivers superior value while measurably improving the client’s business performance.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
$63
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closed 3/5/2019 via BusinessWire

American Mortgage Consultants, acquired String

synopsis: American Mortgage Consultants, Inc. has acquired String Real Estate Information Services, LLC, a leading provider of business process outsourcing services to the title insurance and residential mortgage industry.
buyer: American Mortgage Consultants
American Mortgage Consultants, founded in 1996, is a leading nationwide residential and consumer loan due diligence, quality control, securitization review, MSR review, advance assessment, servicing oversight, consulting, and technology provider. "
target: String
String, founded in 2004, is a leading provider of business process outsourcing services to the title insurance and residential mortgage industry. String’s experts in title and mortgage have helped clients improve margins, reduce cycle times and reduce risk for the last 15 years.
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closed 6/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Real Estate Express, acquired Allied Business Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Real Estate Express, the national leader in online pre-licensing real estate education, announced that the company has acquired Allied Business Schools, Inc., the market leader of online real estate education in California. Allied Business Schools, Inc. offers a variety of programs, including real estate, property management, and mortgage lending.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Real Estate Express
Real Estate Express is the national leader in online pre-licensing education, providing the ultimate learning experience with a online interactive classroom. The company prepares aspiring real estate professionals to get licensed and start their career. "
target: Allied Business Schools, Inc.
Allied Business Schools, Inc. is an accredited online career training school that offers a variety of different programs, including real estate, property management, appraisal, and mortgage lending. Allied offers 100% online, convenient and flexible learning for today’s working adults.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Move, Inc., acquired Opcity, Inc.

synopsis: News Corp announced that its subsidiary Move Inc., operator of realtor.com®, has successfully completed its acquisition of Opcity, the market-leading real estate technology platform that matches qualified home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals in real time.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Move, Inc. (MOVE:$234.64)
Move, Inc. provides access to unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise. Move also offers a complete solution of software products and services to help real estate professionals serve their clients and grow their business in a digital world. "
target: Opcity, Inc.
Opcity, Inc. operates a platform that provides real estate referrals to the agent. The company's platform connects consumers, lenders, and agents. It allows mortgage lenders to grow a network, business, and team.
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$210
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closed 3/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Magicbricks.com, acquired Properji

synopsis: Realty portal Magicbricks.com has acquired property analysis platform Properji.com. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Magicbricks.com
Magicbricks.com is a leading realty portal and is owned by Magicbricks Realty Services Ltd which is a subsidiary of Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of The Times of India Group. The portal has over 80,000 projects and over 1.2 million listings. "
target: Properji
Properji.com is property analysis platform. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Solidifi, acquired Linear Title & Closing, LTD

synopsis: Solidifi, a leading independent provider of real estate valuation services to 60 of the top 100 lenders, announced the acquisition of Linear Title & Closing Limited. Linear is a top-five independent title search and closing provider for refinance, purchase, short sale and Real Estate Owned (REO) transactions in all 50 states.
buyer parent: Real Matters
buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of next generation mortgage services. Understanding the power of technology to boost productivity both internally and for clients, Solidifi’s team is made up of mortgage industry specialists and technology innovators. "
target: Linear Title & Closing, LTD
Linear Title & Closing is a leader in providing national title searches and mortgage closing services. Linear delivers technology-driven title and closing solutions to a broad spectrum of real estate service providers. Linear is based in Middletown, RI and services clients nationwide.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Solidifi, acquired Linear Title & Closing, LTD

synopsis: Solidifi, a leading independent provider of real estate valuation services to 60 of the top 100 lenders, announced the acquisition of Linear Title & Closing Limited. Linear is a top-five independent title search and closing provider for refinance, purchase, short sale and Real Estate Owned (REO) transactions in all 50 states.
buyer parent: Real Matters
buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of next generation mortgage services. Understanding the power of technology to boost productivity both internally and for clients, Solidifi’s team is made up of mortgage industry specialists and technology innovators. "
target: Linear Title & Closing, LTD
Linear Title & Closing is a leader in providing national title searches and mortgage closing services. Linear delivers technology-driven title and closing solutions to a broad spectrum of real estate service providers. Linear is based in Middletown, RI and services clients nationwide.
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closed 5/4/2015 via Company Press Release

Solidifi, acquired Southwest Financial Services, Ltd.

synopsis: Solidifi, a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals and the service provider of choice for more than half of the top 100 lenders in the United States, is proud to announce the acquisition of Cincinnati-based Southwest Financial Services Ltd., a national, independent provider of outsourced services to home equity lenders.
buyer parent: Real Matters
buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals. The company has built a strong reputation and partnership with more than 25,000 appraisers. The company is the appraisal service provider of choice for more than half of the top 100 lenders in the U.S. "
target: Southwest Financial Services, Ltd.
Southwest Financial Services, Ltd. has been a trusted partner to many of the nation's largest lending institutions for more than 30 years. Their proven solutions and state-of-the-art technology combine to offer clients seamless and efficient title, flood determination and valuation services.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Solidifi, acquired Linear Title & Closing, LTD

synopsis: Solidifi, a leading independent provider of real estate valuation services to 60 of the top 100 lenders, announced the acquisition of Linear Title & Closing Limited. Linear is a top-five independent title search and closing provider for refinance, purchase, short sale and Real Estate Owned (REO) transactions in all 50 states.
buyer parent: Real Matters
buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of next generation mortgage services. Understanding the power of technology to boost productivity both internally and for clients, Solidifi’s team is made up of mortgage industry specialists and technology innovators. "
target: Linear Title & Closing, LTD
Linear Title & Closing is a leader in providing national title searches and mortgage closing services. Linear delivers technology-driven title and closing solutions to a broad spectrum of real estate service providers. Linear is based in Middletown, RI and services clients nationwide.
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closed 4/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Class Valuation, acquired Janus AMC, LLC

synopsis: Class Valuation, a top nationwide real estate collateral valuation and appraisal management company to the residential mortgage industry, announced that they have acquired Texas-based appraisal management company (AMC), Janus Valuation & Compliance (Janus). Janus is a full service appraisal management firm, built to answer the needs of lenders.
buyer parent: Narrow Gauge Capital
buyer: Class Valuation
Class Valuation, formerly Class Appraisal, is a top 10 nationwide Appraisal Management Company, delivering outstanding quality and service to each and every client. The company is committed to combining the best people, products, processes, and technology available to help lenders be successful. "
target: Janus AMC, LLC
Janus is a full service appraisal management firm, built to answer the needs of lenders. Founded in 2008, Janus has been at the forefront of customized appraisal management company (AMC) service models with a focus on retail, credit union, and correspondent lenders in Texas and surrounding markets.
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closed 12/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Class Valuation, acquired Landmark Network

synopsis: Class Valuation, one of the largest nationwide providers of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry, announced that the company has acquired Van Nuys, California-based Landmark Network, a leader in real estate valuation with a specialization in the reverse mortgage lending industry.
buyer parent: Narrow Gauge Capital
buyer: Class Valuation
Class Valuation, formerly Class Appraisal, is a top 10 nationwide Appraisal Management Company, delivering outstanding quality and service to each and every client. The company is committed to combining the best people, products, processes, and technology available to help lenders be successful. "
target: Landmark Network
Van Nuys, CA-based Landmark Network is a leader in real estate valuation with a specialization in the reverse mortgage lending industry. Landmark Network also offers Landscape™, an appraisal management cloudware built from the ground up by an appraisal management company.
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announced 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apex Appraisal Service, will acquire Value Trend Solutions

synopsis: Apex Appraisal Service (Apex) and Value Trend Solutions (VTS) have announced a strategic partnership and planned merger of business operations to offer a unified appraisal management solution. VTS is a nationwide real estate appraisal management company owned and operated by appraisers.
buyer: Apex Appraisal Service
Apex Appraisal Service is a leading real estate Appraisal Management Company located in Northern California and providing services across the US. Apex is dedicated to providing prompt and accurate valuation and consulting services. "
target: Value Trend Solutions
Value Trend Solutions (VTS) is a nationwide real estate appraisal management company owned and operated by appraisers. VTS was founded in 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona where it continues to operate today.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Radian Group Inc., acquired Independent Settlement Services LLC

synopsis: Radian Group Inc. has acquired Independent Settlement Services, a national appraisal and title management services company. Independent Settlement Services provides solutions in all 50 states, and offers proprietary disruptive technology through Vendor Information Bridge (VIBe™), a settlement services technology system.
buyer: Radian Group Inc. (RDN:$1,259.45)
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Radian connects lenders, homebuyers, investors and loan servicers using a suite of private mortgage insurance and related risk management products and services. "
target: Independent Settlement Services LLC
Independent Settlement Services provides real estate information and valuation solutions in all 50 states, and offers proprietary disruptive technology through Vendor Information Bridge (VIBe™), a web-based, fully-integrated, real-time vendor management and settlement services technology system.
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closed 3/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

DartAppraisal, acquired Valuation Management Group LLC

synopsis: Dart Appraisal, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), announced that it has acquired Valuation Management Group, a national AMC based near Atlanta. Valuation Management Group was established with a vision of providing a partnership to financial institutions to offer an independent appraisal process, with excellent turn times and quality.
buyer: DartAppraisal
Dart Appraisal is a leading nationwide independent Appraisal Management Company (AMC) established in 1993. The company was founded on the principle that an AMC could create transparency between the lender and appraiser, cultivating a process that brings out the best in both parties. "
target: Valuation Management Group LLC
Valuation Management Group was established in 2006 with a vision of providing a partnership to financial institutions to offer an independent appraisal process, with excellent turn times and quality.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Require Holdings, LLC, acquired Service 1st Valuation & Settlement Services, Inc

synopsis: L2 Capital announced that its portfolio company, Require Holdings, LLC has acquired Service 1st Valuation and Settlement Services, Inc. Service 1st is a leading provider of valuation risk management services, including desk reviews, valuation risk analysis, field reviews and market data.
buyer parent: L2 Capital Partners
buyer: Require Holdings, LLC
Require Holdings provides technology enabled real estate transaction services and solutions to the title and lending industries. Serving more than 1400 customers, and facilitating hundreds of thousands of transactions annually, the Require is client-focused and quality-driven. "
target: Service 1st Valuation & Settlement Services, Inc
Service 1st Valuation & Settlement Services, Inc is a service company that provides appraisal management, alternative valuations, and title related services to an extensive and diverse client base. They have industry experience dating back to the inception of appraisal and title vendor management.
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closed 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

Mortgage Contracting Services, acquired EPIC Real Estate Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, (MCS) has acquired EPIC Real Estate Solutions. Epic Real Estate Solutions offers a variety of services including: AVM (automated valuation model), BPO (broker’s price opinion), Appraisal, Title Searches, ALTA Title Insurance, Closing Services and REO (real estate owned) Asset Management Services.
buyer: Mortgage Contracting Services
Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS) performs property inspections, property preservation, REO (real estate owned) property maintenance, valuations and other related services in all 50 states. MCS is trusted by some of the largest and most respected banks and mortgage servicers in the industry. "
target: EPIC Real Estate Solutions, Inc.
Epic Real Estate Solutions is a national vendor management company. They offer a variety of services including: AVM (automated valuation model), BPO ( broker's price opinion), Appraisal, Title Searches, ALTA Title Insurance, Closing Services and REO (real estate owned) Asset Management Services.
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closed 10/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Clayton Holdings LLC, acquired ValuAmerica

synopsis: Clayton Holdings LLC, a leading provider of loan due diligence, surveillance, REO management, valuations and consulting services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced that it has acquired ValuAmerica, Inc. The company is a Pittsburgh-based, national title agency, appraisal management company and technology provider.
buyer parent: Radian Group Inc.
buyer: Clayton Holdings LLC
Clayton Holdings LLC provides risk-based analytics, residential loan due diligence, consulting, surveillance and staffing solutions. "
target: ValuAmerica
ValuAmerica, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a provider of real estate information and technology services to the residential mortgage and real estate industry.
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closed 5/4/2015 via Company Press Release

Solidifi, acquired Southwest Financial Services, Ltd.

synopsis: Solidifi, a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals and the service provider of choice for more than half of the top 100 lenders in the United States, is proud to announce the acquisition of Cincinnati-based Southwest Financial Services Ltd., a national, independent provider of outsourced services to home equity lenders.
buyer parent: Real Matters
buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals. The company has built a strong reputation and partnership with more than 25,000 appraisers. The company is the appraisal service provider of choice for more than half of the top 100 lenders in the U.S. "
target: Southwest Financial Services, Ltd.
Southwest Financial Services, Ltd. has been a trusted partner to many of the nation's largest lending institutions for more than 30 years. Their proven solutions and state-of-the-art technology combine to offer clients seamless and efficient title, flood determination and valuation services.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Xome, acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group

synopsis: Xome, a real estate solutions provider, has acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions from Assurant, Inc., a provider of risk management solutions. Assurant Mortgage Solutions helps clients manage risk across the mortgage lifecycle. They provide full-service valuation solutions, field services, and LenderX, an appraisal management software solution.
buyer parent: WMIH Corp.
buyer: Xome
Xome is the only platform that digitally connects every major touch-point in the real estate process. Xome makes the process of buying and selling a home more transparent for consumers with status dashboards, dynamic ratings of agents and real estate professionals, and real-time property data. "
target parent: Assurant
target: Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group
Assurant Mortgage Solutions helps clients proactively manage risk across the mortgage lifecycle. They provide full-service valuation solutions, field services, and LenderX, an appraisal management software solution that allows users to manage appraisals, communication, invoicing, and tracking.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 8/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Data Facts, Inc., acquired Strategic Information Resources, Inc

synopsis: Data Facts, a nationwide provider of mortgage lending solutions and national and international background screening solutions, announced their acquisition of Strategic Information Resources, a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening.
buyer: Data Facts, Inc.
Data Facts provides trusted information that can be relied on to make sound hiring and lending decisions. Their comprehensive solutions allow clients to make better decisions faster and more efficiently. "
target: Strategic Information Resources, Inc
Strategic Information Resources is a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening. SIR helps thousands of companies make more informed decisions every day.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, acquired Elliott & Company Appraisers Inc.

synopsis: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services LLC (“Nationwide”), a leading national appraisal management and real estate valuation services company acquired Elliott & Company Appraisers (“Elliott”). Elliott has been a thought leader in providing valuation services for complex commercial properties and title insurance claims for nearly four decades.
buyer parent: Corridor Capital, LLC
buyer: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services
Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, LLC, the 1st Appraisal Management Company to be licensed in the United States, is an award winning full service Appraisal Management Company, licensed, bonded and insured to conduct business nationwide. "
target: Elliott & Company Appraisers Inc.
Founded in 1980, and based in Greensboro, NC, Elliott has been a thought leader in providing valuation services for complex commercial properties and title insurance claims for nearly four decades.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Mortgage Consultants, acquired Meridian Asset Services, Inc.

synopsis: American Mortgage Consultants, a due-diligence firm that caters to secondary market participants, has acquired Meridian Asset Services. Meridian Asset Services delivers value to investors and loan servicers through transaction management expertise to the mortgage industry.
buyer: American Mortgage Consultants
American Mortgage Consultants is a Financial & Professional Services provider for Residential, Commercial, Auto, Student and Consumer lending products. They offer a wide range of professional services catering to the industry, including credit/risk policy assessment and delinquency surveillance. "
target: Meridian Asset Services, Inc.
Meridian Asset Services is a financial services company that delivers value to investors and loan servicers. They provide transaction management expertise to the mortgage industry, including collateral & title, due diligence, transaction management, real estate, and portfolio management services.
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closed 3/27/2018 via PR Newswire

Narrow Gauge Capital, acquired Class Appraisal

synopsis: Narrow Gauge Capital, a private equity firm based in Boston, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Class Appraisal, LLC, a leading nationwide provider of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry.
buyer: Narrow Gauge Capital
Narrow Gauge Capital, based in Boston, is a private equity firm controlled by Adam Doctoroff and Travis Metz. NGC pursues buyouts and recapitalizations in growth-oriented businesses with strong management teams. "
target: Class Appraisal
Class Appraisal, based in Troy, Michigan, is one of the largest and fastest-growing appraisal management companies in the country. Class Appraisal has partnered with over 400 mortgage lenders and over 6,000 of the highest performing residential appraisers in the country.
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closed 12/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

ULS Technology plc, acquired Conveyancing Alliance Limited

synopsis: ULS Technology,the provider of online B2B platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets, has acquired the share capitals of Conveyancing Alliance. Conveyancing Alliance is a B2B technology platform in the UK for the selection and instruction of conveyancing.
buyer: ULS Technology plc (AIM:ULS:$25.33)
ULS Technology plc brings customers and legal professionals together via housing market comparison services, delivered through their technology systems. "
target: Conveyancing Alliance Limited
Conveyancing Alliance is a B2B technology platform in the UK for the selection and instruction of conveyancing. Conveyancing Alliance operates under three separate brands, “Conveyancing Alliance” and “Agency Convey” and “Broker Conveyancing”, targeted at the mortgage broker sector.
price ($mm)
$7.51
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, acquired Guideline AMC

synopsis: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services LLC, a portfolio company of Corridor Capital, has acquired appraisal management company (“AMC”) Guideline Real Estate Services, LLC. Guideline, based in Chaska, MN, is a leading regional AMC with a strong reputation and presence in the retail channel, serving banks and credit unions in the North-Central U.S.
buyer parent: Corridor Capital, LLC
buyer: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services
Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, LLC, the 1st Appraisal Management Company to be licensed in the United States, is an award winning full service Appraisal Management Company, licensed, bonded and insured to conduct business nationwide. "
target: Guideline AMC
Guideline Real Estate Services, LLC, founded in 2009 and based in Chaska, MN, is a leading regional appraisal management company (AMC) with a strong reputation and presence in the retail channel, principally serving bank and credit union customers in the North-Central U.S.
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closed 11/1/2012 via PR Newswire

Walter Investment Management Corp., acquired Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Walter Investment Management Corp. announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. Reverse Mortgage Solutions provides a full suite of services to the reverse mortgage sector, including servicing, loan origination, asset management and technology.
buyer: Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC:$180.92)
Walter Investment Management Corp. is an asset manager, mortgage servicer and mortgage portfolio owner specializing in less-than-prime, non-conforming and other credit-challenged mortgage assets. Based in Tampa, Fla., the Company has over 2,600 employees and services a diverse loan portfolio. "
target: Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. provides a full suite of services to the reverse mortgage sector including servicing, sub-servicing, loan origination and securitization, and technology. Based in Spring, Tex., Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. has approximately 330 employees.
price ($mm)
$111
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Real Estate Express, acquired Allied Business Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Real Estate Express, the national leader in online pre-licensing real estate education, announced that the company has acquired Allied Business Schools, Inc., the market leader of online real estate education in California. Allied Business Schools, Inc. offers a variety of programs, including real estate, property management, and mortgage lending.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Real Estate Express
Real Estate Express is the national leader in online pre-licensing education, providing the ultimate learning experience with a online interactive classroom. The company prepares aspiring real estate professionals to get licensed and start their career. "
target: Allied Business Schools, Inc.
Allied Business Schools, Inc. is an accredited online career training school that offers a variety of different programs, including real estate, property management, appraisal, and mortgage lending. Allied offers 100% online, convenient and flexible learning for today’s working adults.
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closed 1/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Fidelity National Financial, acquired Lender Processing Services

synopsis: Fidelity National Financial, Inc. announced the closing of its acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc. Lender Processing Services delivers comprehensive technology solutions and services, as well as powerful data and analytics, to the nation's top mortgage lenders, servicers and investors.
buyer: Fidelity National Financial (FNF:$8,423.00)
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and information services. FNF also provides flood insurance, personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through its specialty insurance business. "
target: Lender Processing Services (LPS:$1,997.65)
Lender Processing Services delivers comprehensive technology solutions and services, as well as powerful data and analytics, to the nation's top mortgage lenders, servicers and investors. LPS also provides proprietary data and analytics for the mortgage, real estate and capital markets industries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,983 [$3,853]
rev ($mm)
$1,861
EBITDA ($mm)
$331
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x

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First American Financial Corporation
First American Financial Corporation
First American Financial provides title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transaction, title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance, etc.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$5,303.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$586.87
EBIT ($mm)
$497.18
Net Income ($mm)
$311.76
Employees
17955
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Ticker: TITL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title Consulting Services Inc.
Title Consulting Services Inc.
Title Consulting Services, Inc. is an Accu Title Agency that does real estate closing, escrow services, and title insurance agency in Florida. Title Consulting Services provides real estate closing services and issues property title insurance policies that serve the real estate industry.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.10
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: WMIH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WMIH Corp.
WMIH Corp.
WMIH Corp. provides quality servicing, origination and transaction-based services related principally to single-family residences throughout the United States with operations under its primary brands: Mr. Cooper, Xome and Champion Mortgage.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.52
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($13.89)
Net Income ($mm)
$21.84
Employees
4
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Ticker: RDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radian Group Inc.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Radian connects lenders, homebuyers, investors and loan servicers using a suite of private mortgage insurance and related risk management products and services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,259.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$804.75
EBIT ($mm)
$744.43
Net Income ($mm)
$473.05
Employees
1887
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Ticker: WAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walter Investment Management Corp.
Walter Investment Management Corp.
Walter Investment Management Corp. is an asset manager, mortgage servicer and mortgage portfolio owner specializing in less-than-prime, non-conforming and other credit-challenged mortgage assets. Based in Tampa, Fla., the Company has over 2,600 employees and services a diverse loan portfolio.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$180.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.47
EBIT ($mm)
$34.09
Net Income ($mm)
$37.07
Employees
349
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Ticker: PRAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRA Group
PRA Group
PRA Group, a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, is an integral part of the financial receivables lifecycle. It returns capital to banks and other creditors, strengthening their ability to lend and more attractively price credit for consumers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$921.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$312.21
EBIT ($mm)
$293.07
Net Income ($mm)
$141.77
Employees
3748
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Sinqia
Sinqia
Founded in 1996, Sinqia is a leader in the development of software and technology services for the financial sector in Brazil. They operate in four business units: Software, Projects, Outsourcing, and Consulting.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$36.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.38
EBIT ($mm)
$2.34
Net Income ($mm)
$0.54
Employees
154
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EPR Properties
EPR Properties, formerly Entertainment Properties Trust, is a specialty real estate investment trust that owns 135 megaplex theaters across the country.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$397.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$344.51
EBIT ($mm)
$267.70
Net Income ($mm)
$186.93
Employees
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