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HomeServices to take minority stake in PE-backed TRG

HomeServices of America, which is backed by Berkshire Hathaway, is acquiring a minority stake in Title Resources Group, a title insurance underwriter.

HomeServices of America, which is backed by Berkshire Hathaway, is acquiring a minority stake in Title Resources Group, a title insurance underwriter. No financial terms were disclosed. TRG’s other major shareholders include Centerbridge Partners LP.

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DALLAS, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Title Resources Group (“TRG” and the “JV”), one of the nation’s leading title insurance underwriters, today announced that HomeServices of America (“HomeServices”) is acquiring a minority stake in TRG. Financial terms were not disclosed. HomeServices, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway, is the nation’s largest residential real estate company, based on closed transactions.

HomeServices is joining TRG’s other major shareholders, Centerbridge Partners, L.P. and Realogy Holdings Corp., in participating in the JV. The expanded roster of joint venture partners will be instrumental in accelerating TRG’s mission and growth as the title underwriter built for the real estate industry.

“HomeServices of America is a long-time, valued customer of TRG, and we’re thrilled to welcome them as a significant shareholder to our joint venture. We look forward to working with their team to expand our collaboration in the months and years ahead, further accelerating our growth,” said Scott McCall, president and CEO, Title Resources Group.

“Our strengthened partnership with Title Resources Group further enhances the ability of HomeServices’ sales associates to provide clients with a one-stop shopping approach to delivering the American dream of homeownership,” said Gino Blefari, CEO, HomeServices. “We’re excited to be a part of this joint venture with Scott McCall and his team, as well as our other partners at Centerbridge and Realogy.”

“We are pleased to partner with HomeServices of America on this compelling JV,” said Kevin Mahony, managing director at Centerbridge. “The investment in TRG by its long-time customer validates the bright prospects for the business, and we are excited about the strategic benefits of expanding the relationship. HomeServices’ perspective and track record of success will be invaluable as we shape and execute TRG’s growth and value creation plan together.”

“The continued investment in TRG’s future is a powerful endorsement of Realogy’s strategy to unleash the underwriter’s growth potential and reinforces our confidence in the exciting opportunity of this business,” said Ryan Schneider, CEO and President, Realogy.

About Title Resources Group (TRG)
Title Resources Group – the underwriter built for the real estate industry – is one of the nation’s largest title insurance underwriters, according to the American Land Title Association’s 2021 market share data. A joint venture with Centerbridge Partners, L.P. and Realogy Holdings Corp., TRG serves title insurance agents in 37 states and the District of Columbia. With $163 million in liquid assets at year-end 2021, its financial strength and stability are rated A’ (Unsurpassed) by Demotech, Inc., and B++ (Good) by AM Best Rating Services, and since its inception, the company has consistently operated profitably without a net operating loss in any fiscal year. With a mission to provide knowledgeable and responsive underwriting solutions, TRG is dedicated to growing lifelong relationships and maintaining quality through integrity and financial stability. For more information, please visit www.titleresources.com.