Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO), an Agency + MSR real estate investment trust, today announced that Matrix Financial Services Corporation (“Matrix”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Two Harbors Investment Corp., completed its acquisition of RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing LLC (“RoundPoint”). RoundPoint became a wholly owned subsidiary of Matrix upon the closing of the transaction and has retained its servicing licenses and capabilities.
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Anticipated Acquisition Benefits to Two Harbors
- Estimated incremental pre-tax earnings in 2024 of $25-30 million through additional revenues and cost savings achieved by vertically integrating self-servicing capabilities.
- Greater control over the company’s MSR portfolio through self-servicing.
- Long-term opportunities to expand upon and leverage RoundPoint’s existing platform and capabilities to pursue additional business opportunities, including growing RoundPoint’s third party subservicing business.
“This is an exciting and transformative acquisition for our company,” said Bill Greenberg, Two Harbors’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “RoundPoint’s highly experienced team and best-in-class operational platform is an excellent fit with Two Harbors. We believe this acquisition will add significant value for stakeholders of Two Harbors through increased cashflows, operational efficiencies and the ability to participate more fully in the mortgage finance space as opportunities arise.”
In connection with the closing of the acquisition, Matrix paid a preliminary purchase price of $23.6 million, which is equal to RoundPoint’s tangible net book value plus a premium of $10.5 million, less certain purchase price adjustments. This preliminary purchase price will also be subject to additional post-closing adjustments.
Jones Day is serving as legal advisor to Two Harbors.
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Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland corporation, is a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights and other financial assets. Two Harbors is headquartered in St. Louis Park, MN.
Stockholders of Two Harbors and other interested persons may find additional information regarding the company at www.twoharborsinvestment.com, at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Internet site at www.sec.gov or by directing requests to: Two Harbors Investment Corp., 1601 Utica Avenue South, Suite 900, St. Louis Park, MN 55416, telephone (612) 453-4100.
Margaret Karr, Head of Investor Relations, Two Harbors Investment Corp., 612-453-4080, email@example.com.