Nationstar Mortgage Announces Acquisition of Equifax Settlement Services
LEWISVILLE, Texas -- February 7, 2013
Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM) (“Nationstar”), a leading
residential mortgage services company, announced today that it acquired
Equifax Settlement Services Holding, LLC (“ESS”) from Equifax Inc. on February
6, 2013. ESS is a leading provider of appraisal, title insurance and
settlement services in the United States and serves a broad array of blue chip
clients, including the largest financial institutions in the country.
Nationstar intends to combine ESS with its Solutionstar platform and rebrand
ESS as “Solutionstar Settlement Services”.
“This acquisition will play a key role in our goal to become the long-term
strategic partner of choice to financial institutions,” said Nationstar CEO
Jay Bray. “Combined with our asset management and recovery businesses, ESS
brings critical capabilities and an experienced management team that will
greatly enhance the value of Solutionstar. In support of our strategy to
further broaden our real estate services offering across the entire mortgage
lifecycle, we will continue to pursue strategic acquisitions of fee-based
services companies that meet our return thresholds.”
“Nationstar is proud to add ESS to the Solutionstar family of services,” said
Solutionstar President Shawn Stone. “ESS’ reputation for customer service and
quality execution set the company apart. We remain committed to serving ESS’
current clients and are excited for the opportunity to further grow the
ESS currently has over 130 employees based in Coraopolis, PA and Frisco, TX.
ESS had over $65 million in revenue in 2012.
Based in Lewisville, Texas, Nationstar offers servicing, origination, and real
estate services to financial institutions and consumers. Nationstar is one of
the largest servicers in the United States, with a servicing portfolio of over
1.8 million residential mortgages in excess of $300 billion in unpaid
principal balance as of February 1, 2013. Nationstar’s integrated loan
origination business mitigates servicing portfolio run-off and improves credit
performance for loan investors. Our Solutionstar business unit offers asset
management, settlement, and processing services. Nationstar currently employs
over 4,900 people.
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Marshall Murphy, 469-549-3005
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