New York, NY – September 18, 2019 – Pretium and Värde Partners today confirmed the completion of their previously announced agreement for Pretium to acquire Deephaven Mortgage LLC (“Deephaven”) from Värde Partners.
Founded in 2012, Deephaven is a leader in the Non-Qualified Mortgage industry. The Company partnered with Värde in 2014 to help fund its growth and expansion, and has since invested in over $5 billion of Non-QM loans to become one of the leading issuers of Non-QM loan securitizations.
Wells Fargo Securities served as financial advisor to Deephaven and Värde. Mayer Brown LLP served as legal counsel to Deephaven and Värde. Nomura Securities International, Inc. served as financial advisor to Pretium. Sidley Austin LLP served as legal counsel to Pretium.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pretium is a specialized alternative investment management firm focused on residential real estate, mortgage finance and corporate credit. Pretium was founded in 2012 to capitalize on secular investment and lending opportunities arising as a result of structural changes, disruptions, and inefficiencies within the economy, the residential housing sector, and mortgage finance markets. Pretium has built an integrated analytical and operational ecosystem within the U.S. residential housing, mortgage, and corporate credit markets, and believes that its insight and experience within these markets create a strategic advantage over other investment managers. For more information, please visit www.pretium.com.
About Värde Partners
Värde Partners is a $14 billion global alternative investment firm that employs a value-based approach to investing across a broad array of geographies, segments and asset types, including corporate credit, financial services, real estate, mortgages, energy, real assets and infrastructure. The firm sponsors and manages a family of private investment funds with a global investor base that includes foundations and endowments, pension plans, insurance companies, other institutional investors and private clients. Now in its third decade, Värde employs more than 300 people globally with regional headquarters in Minneapolis, London and Singapore. For more information about Värde Partners, visit www.varde.com.
Deephaven is a full service, multi-channel, long-term credit provider in the Non-QM space, providing access to financing to millions of underserved clients throughout the U.S. Deephaven was founded in 2012 to help rebuild the non-government mortgage market. For more information, please visit www.deephavenmortgage.com.
Pretium and Deephaven: Gasthalter & Co., Jonathan Gasthalter, 212-257-4170
Värde Partners: firstname.lastname@example.org