First American Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

First American has acquired 12 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

First American’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Interthinx for $155M. First American has acquired in 9 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (25%) and financial services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

First American

First American Financial Corp.

1 First American Way,
Santa Ana, California 92707
United States,
(714) 250-3000
www.firstam.com

First American is engaged in the business of providing financial services through its title insurance and services segment and its specialty insurance segment. The title insurance and services segment provides title insurance, closing and/or escrow services and similar or related services domestically and internationally in connection with residential and commercial real estate transactions. It also maintains, manages and provides access to title plant records and images and provides banking, trust and investment advisory services. The specialty insurance segment issues property and casualty insurance policies and sells home warranty products. First American was incorporated in 1899 and is based in Santa Ana, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 - - 3 1 1 12
vol $155M $155M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 1 - 4
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mother Lode Holding Company 2022-01-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Auburn, California · www.mlhc.com
Georgetown Title 2021-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Georgetown, Texas · www.georgetowntitle.net
First American Property and Casualty Insurance Agency 2021-06-17 - Divestiture
Santa Ana, California
ServiceMac LLC 2020-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Mill, South Carolina · www.servicemacusa.com
GreenFolder, Inc. 2020-03-02 - Divestiture
Irvine, California · www.greenfolders.com
First American Docutech 2020-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Idaho Falls, Idaho · www.docutech.com
Title Security Agency LLC 2020-01-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Tucson, Arizona · www.titlesecurity.com
TD Service Financial Corp. 2016-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Ana, California · www.tdsf.com
RedVision Systems, Inc. 2016-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Parsippany, New Jersey · www.redvision.com
Interthinx, Inc. 2014-02-06 155M USD Divestiture
Agoura Hills, California · www.interthinx.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
First American Mortgage Solutions LLC    - Forsythe Appraisals LLC 2016-04-01 1
Santa Ana, California · www.firstam.com/mortgagesolutions St. Paul, Minnesota · www.forsytheappraisals.com
Interthinx, Inc.    - Prediction Analytics, Inc. 2010-02-26 4
Agoura Hills, California · www.interthinx.com Santa Fe, New Mexico

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 3 (25%) - - -
Financial Services 3 (25%) - - -
Information Technology 3 (25%) 155M (100%) - -
Information Services 1 (8%) - 2 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (8%) - - -
Insurance - - 1 (25%) -
Software - - 1 (25%) -
Total 12 $155M 4 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 155M 4 -
  California 4 155M 4 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Idaho 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
Total 12 $155M 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
2
Legal Deals
McGuireWoods LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $155M
TOTAL $155M
Largest Interthinx, Inc.
$155M (2014-02-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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