First American Announces Completion of ServiceMac Acquisition
Purchase uniquely positions the companies to support the entire mortgage life cycle, while enhancing product innovation efforts
October 25, 2021, Santa Ana, Calif.
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, announced today the completion of First American’s acquisition of ServiceMac, LLC, an innovative mortgage subservicing company.
ServiceMac is one of the nation’s leading independent subservicers, providing lenders, investors and other mortgage servicers customized solutions that enhance security, customer satisfaction, retention capabilities and profitability. Founded in 2017, ServiceMac offers clients innovative, data-driven technology and delivers quality results and immediate loan-level transparency to their accounts.
“We are pleased to welcome ServiceMac to the First American family,” said Dennis J. Gilmore, chief executive officer at First American Financial Corporation. “ServiceMac’s rapid growth, innovative technology and business leadership align well with our ongoing commitment to support the mortgage industry and further expand our product innovation efforts.”
ServiceMac’s mortgage subservicing business complements First American’s existing capabilities and will enhance First American’s ability to provide lenders and servicers with end-to-end mortgage, settlement, post-closing services and servicing-related products and solutions. ServiceMac will have enhanced access to First American’s industry-leading property and homeownership data and mortgage solutions products, further advancing the company’s ability to add value to its existing services and develop new products and services.
ServiceMac’s management team, including President and CEO Bob Caruso, will continue to lead the company, which will now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of First American.
“Joining First American further enhances our position as a counterparty in the mortgage finance ecosystem and allows us to work together to develop new products and services to support our industry,” said Caruso. “Equally important, our employees will benefit from becoming part of a company named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list six years in a row.”
About First American
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $7.1 billion in 2020, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2021, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth consecutive year. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com.
About ServiceMac, LLC
ServiceMac, LLC, a member of the First American family of companies, is focused on providing superior technology, products and services for the mortgage industry backed by highly customized service and support. The innovative mortgage subservicing company offers lenders, investors and other mortgage servicers customized solutions that span the mortgage continuum and enhance security, customer satisfaction and profitability. More information can be found at www.servicemacusa.com.
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