ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld


GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market


Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

Expert's Corner

Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

Real Estate: Nationstar Closes Deal for Equifax Settlement

Nationstar hopes the deal will allow it to partner with financial institutions

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM) has purchased the appraisal, title insurance and settlement services unit of Equifax Inc., a consumer and commercial data provider.

The target, which does business as Equifax Settlement Services Holding LLC (ESS) is headquartered in Atlanta. Its customers include U.S.-based financial services companies. ESS generated $65 million in revenue in 2012.

Lewisville, Texas-based Nationstar offers mortgage servicing, origination and real estate services to financial institutions and consumers. The company hopes the deal helps it become a strategic partner to financial institutions. Nationstar plans to pursue acquiring fee-based services companies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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