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Your favorite mortgage finance publisher is upgrading, in more ways than one

At HousingWire, our mission is Moving Markets Forward. To help our readers and clients continue to put buyers in homes, win market share and build successful businesses, we’re making some serious investments. On the Editorial front, we see three major opportunities — inform mortgage loan originators, expand multifamily housing awareness, and cover the expansion of private capital in the mortgage lending industry and relevant investment communities. read more on...

HousingWire Announces Acquisition by Riomar Capital

IRVING, TEXAS – May 4, 2016 – HousingWire, the nation’s leading source of news and information covering the U.S. residential housing finance marketplace, announced today that Charlotte-based Riomar Capital acquired the media platform as part of a recapitalization of the company. This investment affirms Riomar Capital’s support for the HousingWire vision and reinforces commitment to the company’s continued growth. Riomar Capital brings significant expertise in the digital space as well as finance and mortgage banking, and will look to grow the company’s media, audience, data and analytics footprints across the mortgage industry and related B2B markets. With the successful completion of the transaction, HousingWire also expanded its management team, naming Clayton Collins to Chief Executive Officer. Collins previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at RBC Capital Markets, and also served as Vice President of National Sales and Marketing at Citibank. HousingWire founder Paul Jackson will remain with the company as a Senior Advisor. Co-founder and company President Richard Bitner will also remain with the company in his current leadership role. “We chose Riomar Capital and their team of experts for their tremendous vision in digital media; their experience in the mortgage and finance sectors; and their commitment to fostering audience-first innovation that can continue to move U.S. mortgage markets forward,” said Jackson. “Over the past 8 years we’ve built the mortgage industry’s leading media platform, and we know that now is the time to grow our unique business model and the markets we serve,” said Bitner. “We know that Collins and his team possess the unique vision to understand where HousingWire is today, and where the business...

Riomar Capital Initiates Search for Potential Acquisitions

Riomar Capital, LLC (“Riomar Capital”) announced today that it has completed fundraising and turned its focus toward the search for a private company to acquire and operate. Riomar Capital is seeking a well-established private company with revenues of $10 million to $30 million, a history of growth and profitability, and a strong reputation within its industry. Riomar Capital has a long-term investment horizon, with a strategy focused on active management, sustainable growth and long-term value creation. The firm was founded by Clayton Collins, who previously worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group with RBC Capital Markets in New York. Prior to RBC, Mr. Collins was Vice President of National Sales and Marketing at Citigroup.  Following the acquisition, Mr. Collins will assume a senior leadership role within the acquired company and will work with the management team to grow the business. Riomar Capital is focused on companies in the business services, information services and niche media, and financial services industries located in the United...

GMP commits to Search Funder Clayton Collins and aligns with Riomar Capital

Graue Mill Partners, LLC today completed its investment commitment in Riomar Capital, a Search Fund led by Clayton Collins and managed out of New York City.  Clayton is a graduate of the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and most recently had been a mergers & acquisitions banker with RBC Capital Markets. read more on...