Caliber Home Loans on track for public debut
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire covers a report that claims Texas-based mortgage lender Caliber Home Loans will potentially go public this year. For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
Texas-based mortgage lender Caliber Home Loans is the latest mortgage firm to ride the IPO wave, filing paperwork to potentially go public this year at a valuation north of $2 billion, according to a new report.
The company, owned by private equity firm Lone Star Funds, filed confidential IPO paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission and could make its public debut as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Caliber, headed by CEO Sanjiv Das, has retail, wholesale and correspondent lending channels, and has developed a large book of business in the purchase space. It originated about $36 billion in mortgages during the first half of the year, according to Inside Mortgage Finance.
Though it sells many of its loans – $22 billion in MSRs year-to-date – Caliber is also one of the largest servicers in the country, according to data and analytics firm Recursion. As of Sept. 1, Caliber was the nation’s 13th-largest agency mortgage servicer, with about 2% market share, for a total of $136 billion. That placed Caliber just behind United Wholesale Mortgage.
Following the main story, HousingWire covers a report that shows the number of mortgages in active forbearance rose by 21,000 after six weeks of steady declines, as well as a report from the Labor Department that indicates the U.S. unemployment rate in September hit a six-month low of 7.9%.
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