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December 02, 2013

Deal Alert: Wipro to acquire US-based mortgage risk mgmt firm Opus CMC for $75-M

Listed IT services firm Wipro is to acquire US-based mortgage due diligence and risk management service provider Opus CMC (Opus Capital Markets Consultants) for $75 million (Rs 465 crore). The amount includes a deferred earn-out component. Portico Capital Securities served as the exclusive financial advisor to Opus CMC with respect to this transaction. 

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, Opus CMC provides comprehensive risk management solutions to the mortgage industry in the US. It offers loan level due diligence, valuation support, forensic analysis, and advisory services on all classes of mortgage products, residential and commercial ranging from re-underwriting whole loans to collateral reviews of securitized pools. Its customers include top global banks, mortgage conduits, mortgage investors, and independent mortgage originators. It has over 490 employees, including over 315 loan underwriters, spread across 5 centers in the US. 

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