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Stonegate Mortgage to Acquire NattyMac

NationalMortgageProfessional.com
Sep 10, 2012

Stonegate Mortgage has announced the acquisition of NattyMac, a warehouse lender, from Guggenheim Partners. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In March 2012, Stonegate announced plans to expand its third-party originations (TPOs) and servicing portfolio after completing a private equity transaction with Long Ridge Equity Partners, a New York-based private investment firm. Stonegate’s revenues year-to-date have increased 340 percent over 2011 and its servicing portfolio also saw significant growth increasing 235 percent, led by its correspondent channel which has grown 519 percent over 2011. With the NattyMac acquisition, Stonegate has the opportunity to build on this momentum, adding the NattyMac warehouse platform and its processes to create an integrated warehouse and loan sale solution for its clients. Stonegate also intends to expand the platform by offering servicing flow transactions for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae eligible loans. “NattyMac has been providing warehouse financing to independent mortgage bankers since 2004 and unlike many of the bank owned warehouse lenders, they continued to do so during the credit crisis,” said Jim Cutillo, chief executive officer of Stonegate Mortgage. “We intend to ensure that the independent mortgage banker has access not only to warehouse financing, but liquidity for their agency loans.” As part of the agreement, John VanDolah, chief operating officer for NattyMac and his team of 20 employees will join Stonegate to maintain and enhance the leadership and management of the NattyMac business in its St. Petersburg, Fla. office. In addition, Stonegate will be opening a regional operations center in the NattyMac offices to handle the additional wholesale and correspondent volume. “Warehouse lending involves more than just funding loans, " VanDolah said. "As a part of Stonegate Mortgage, we will now be able to offer NattyMac and Stonegate’s clients an integrated solution which will provide not only liquidity for agency eligible loans but also reduced compliance, collateral and operating risk. We have an immense respect for Stonegate and the business built by Jim Cutillo and his team. In a challenging era for the mortgage finance business, Stonegate has focused on responsibility, accountability and superior customer experiences not just in their retail business, but in their institutional business as well. This is an exciting opportunity for the team at NattyMac to join Stonegate and be a part of their growth and development.”
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Sep 10, 2012