Guild Mortgage joins this year’s IPO trend
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire covers Guild Mortgage’s announcement that the company will be going public.
For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
Add lender-servicer Guild Mortgage to the ranks of the nonbank mortgage lenders going public.
According to an amended S-1 submitted to the Securities and Exchanges Commission on Thursday, Guild, through parent firm Guild Holdings, is expected to price its initial public offering between $17 and $19 per share as early as next week.
The retail and correspondent lender plans to issue 8.5 million Class A shares (plus an option for the underwriters, Wells Fargo, BofA Securities, and JPMorgan Chase, to purchase 1.275 million additional shares). At the $18 midpoint, Guild Holdings would raise about $153 million. Because of the strength of Class B shares, owner McCarthy Partners Management will control 95% of voting rights despite owning just 21% of common stock.
San Diego-headquartered Guild, led by Mary Ann McGarry, has made six acquisitions since 2007, which has helped increase its production dramatically. Between December 2007 and the year that ended June 30, origination volume grew annually from $1.4 billion to $27.8 billion, and servicing grew from $2.5 billion to $52.8 billion as of June 30, the lender said in its prospectus.
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