Better’s Acquisition of Property Partner

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe advised Property Partner on the deal.

Online mortgage company Better.com has acquired U.K.-based startup Property Partner as it seeks to expand into new markets and offer new product lines. The deal could give Better a way to augment its lending business with the potential to enable fractional ownership of properties in the U.S. and other markets.

Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance.

The Orrick team advising Property Partner was led by Shawn Atkinson (Picture) and Katie Cotton and includes Stephen Wallace, Bridget Winters, Jonathan Rosen, Emma Zarb, Nicola Whiteley, Faraaz Samadi, Jonelle Afonso, Rebecca James, Jacqui Hatfield and Joshua Ballin-Goldsmith.

Involved fees earner: Jonelle Afonso – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Shawn Atkinson – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Katie Cotton – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Jacqui Hatfield – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Rebecca James – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Jonathan Rosen – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Faraaz Samadi – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Stephen Wallace – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Nicola Whiteley – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Bridget Winters – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Emma Zarb – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;

Law Firms: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;

Clients: Property Partner;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler