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American Mortgage Consultants, Inc. Acquires Meridian Asset Services, LLC

Combination creates premier service provider for secondary market transactions throughout trade lifecycle; further expands AMC's industry leading capabilities

NEW YORK (January 10, 2019) - American Mortgage Consultants, Inc. ("AMC") has acquired Meridian Asset Services, LLC ("Meridian"), joining two of the premier service providers in the residential secondary mortgage market.

The transaction will unite Meridian's leading collateral, curative and title QC capabilities with AMC's third-party review services and technology to support rated private-label securitization transactions, due diligence and quality control.

"This transaction further highlights AMC's commitment to being the foremost one-stop-shop for mortgage due diligence, consulting, advisory services and technology," said AMC CEO Michael Franco. "We are excited to significantly enhance our service offerings through Meridian, a firm known for their quality and expertise. We expect this transaction to streamline operations for existing AMC and Meridian clients by centralizing activities, increasing transparency, and reducing cycle time."

Meridian will operate as a subsidiary of AMC and retain its branding and senior management team. Meridian will continue to be overseen by Karen Riffe who is joining AMC as the President, Meridian Asset Services. Brian Hansen will also join AMC as the Director, Strategic Relationships & Initiatives. Through the acquisition, AMC will add approximately 250 full-time employees in the greater Tampa area.

"AMC's commitment to the secondary market space and focus on continued investment in Meridian's capabilities and offerings will create unique and differentiated services," said Riffe. "We are excited to join AMC and look forward to working with AMC's existing management team."

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods served as financial advisor to Meridian.

About American Mortgage Consultants, Inc.
AMC, founded in 1996, is a leading nationwide residential and consumer loan due diligence, quality control, securitization review, MSR review, advance assessment, servicing oversight, consulting, and technology provider. AMC's market-leading team of mortgage professionals provide customizable solutions to financial institutions nationwide. For more information, please go to www.amcfirst.com.

About Meridian Asset Services, Inc.
Meridian, founded in 2000, is a premier provider of collateral, curative, servicer oversight, title QC, property valuations, and REO management services to participants throughout the residential mortgage market. The company is headquartered in the Tampa area. For more information, please go to www.meridianassetservices.com.

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About AMC:

American Mortgage Consultants is a leading nationwide provider of mortgage due diligence and consulting services to a wide variety of market participants including, but not limited to: banks, funds, mortgage originators, insurance companies, REITs, and GSEs. With a market leading team of mortgage professionals, AMC can create solutions for both large and small clients that are tailored to meet their specific needs.

Please visit www.amcfirst.com for additional details or contact Head of Sales and Marketing Tom Britt at tombritt@amcfirst.com.


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Mortgage Originators Asset Backed Originators Banks Servicers Hedge Funds Insurers REITs RMBS Issuers Asset Backed Issuers Warehouse Lenders Law Firms
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