An Increasingly Attractive Industry for Buyers

Previously an overlooked industry, title agencies, underwriters and other businesses that service the residential and commercial real estate market became hot commodities for buyers in 2020. We expect this trend to continue in 2021 and beyond as interest rates remain historically low, which not only helps companies in the industry, but also buyers who use debt to make acquisitions.

Industry Outlook for Title & Insurance

While a huge portion of the country struggled with the pandemic and its consequences, the housing market conversely has soared. Nearly $4 trillion in mortgages were originated in 2020, largely driven by refinance volume, but also new home sales and a lack of inventory that has persisted since the last financial crisis. Mergers and acquisitions in title and related verticals will remain strong in 2021 and beyond. The buyers now at the table stretch beyond the usual suspects (underwriters) and include private equity firms, family offices, and technology platforms.

Our Expertise in the Title Industry

Britehorn Partners is a proven a leader in M&A advisory to the title insurance industry. We have represented sellers and buyers from coast to coast, both big and small. Our clients benefit from our dedicated team of seasoned investment bankers that all have extensive knowledge of the title industry and who have completed hundreds of transactions in the middle market.

You can recent announcements of deals we've completed in this industry at the links below:
- U.S. Title
- Meridian Title Corporation
- World Wide Land Transfer