Clayton Holdings acquires title agency and AMC ValuAmerica

Expands Clayton's scope of title and valuation

Clayton Holdings, a provider of loan due diligence and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced it acquired ValuAmerica, a Pittsburgh-based, national title agency, appraisal management company and technology provider.

ValuAmerica brings a national title agency and a fully-compliant appraisal management company, along with coverage across all 3,143 counties in the U.S.

Under the agreement, ValuAmerica will continue to operate under its current brand and at its current headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Clayton Holdings also gainedthe company’s technology platform, ValuNet xsp, which helps lenders and their vendors streamline and manage their supply chains and operational workflows.

“The acquisition of ValuAmerica significantly expands the scope of title and valuation services Clayton offers our mortgage clients and continues to show our commitment to being a complete solution provider to the mortgage and real estate industries,” said Joe D’Urso, president of Clayton.

“In addition to a full range of title and closing services, we are able to offer a full suite of valuation products—from full appraisals and BPOs to enhanced automated valuation estimates (AVEs)—as well as flood, property and mortgage information,” he added.

Additionally, ValuAmerica’s senior management team, led by Shawn Murphy, will remain with the company.  

“Joining with Clayton and its parent, Radian (RDN), gives us the resources to further develop the technology, infrastructure and vendor networks required for today’s more competitive, compliance-focused environment. Our entire management team is pleased to join the Clayton family and excited to be a part of its future growth,” said Murphy.

No other terms of the transaction were announced. 

Back in March 2015, Clayton Holdings acquired Red Bell Real Estate, and its sister company, Main Street Valuation.

Red Bell provides valuation products, including automated valuation models and broker price opinions used by major investors, lenders and loan servicers. Clayton also offered BPOs, but is now expanded into the AVM universe.

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