GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arch U.S. MI Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RMIC Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries that together comprise the run-off mortgage insurance business of Old Republic International Corporation.
Once the transaction is closed, RMIC’s $1 billion risk in force (RIF) portfolio will be integrated into Arch MI’s existing U.S. primary mortgage portfolio, which had a RIF of $75.9 billion at Sept. 30, 2023.
“Our ability to leverage the scale of our platform to gain significant expense and capital synergies makes this an attractive financial transaction for Arch,” said David Gansberg, Chief Executive Officer of Arch’s Global Mortgage Group. “Our teams are experienced and proficient at acquiring and integrating mortgage insurance companies, which we expect will help us quickly maximize the value of this acquisition.”
The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2024 and is subject to regulatory approval.
Jefferies LLC served as Arch’s financial advisor and Eversheds Sutherland served as Arch’s legal advisor.
About Arch MI
Arch MI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., is a leading provider of private insurance covering mortgage credit risk in the U.S. Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Arch MI’s mission is to protect lenders against credit risk, while extending the possibility of responsible home ownership to qualified borrowers. Arch MI’s flagship mortgage insurer, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, is licensed to write mortgage insurance in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit archmi.com.
About Arch Capital Group Ltd.
Arch Capital Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACGL) is a publicly listed Bermuda exempted company with approximately $18.0 billion in capital at Sept. 30, 2023. Arch, which is part of the S&P 500 Index, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.