PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 16, 2019– Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) announced today that it has acquired Five Bridges Advisors, LLC, a renowned developer of proprietary software, data analytics and predictive models leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and traditional econometric techniques.
The acquisition is consistent with Radian’s growth and diversification strategy, as well as its focus on the core product offerings of its Title, Mortgage and Real Estate Services. Five Bridges is a thought leader in mortgage, consumer and real estate analytics and its cloud-based portal utilizes deep analytics to provide customers with valuation and risk management tools that span the entire loan lifecycle, from underwriting and origination to servicing, secondary market purchase, and securitization.
Radian Chief Executive Officer Rick Thornberry commented, “We are delighted to welcome Five Bridges to the Radian family of companies, expanding our capabilities and providing our customers across the country with new levels of service and innovation across the residential mortgage and real estate spectrum. This acquisition is another example of how Radian is reengineering and revolutionizing existing industry business models to enhance the overall value proposition for our customers.”
Five Bridges will operate under its current brand and provide the same level of quality products and services to its customers through its offices in Bethesda, Maryland. Co-founders Steve Gaenzler and Michael Youngblood, PhD, will both continue with the business. Mr. Gaenzler will continue to run the day-to-day operations and will report to Eric Ray, senior executive vice president, Technology and Transaction Services for Radian. In 2019, Five Bridges will transition to the new One Radian brand identity as an integral part of the company’s Title, Mortgage and Real Estate Services.