McCarthy Capital Exits Investment in AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance

Omaha, NE (April 2, 2015) – McCarthy Capital announced today the sale of its interest in AmeriSphere, a Fannie Mae DUS and FHA MAP lender, to NorthMarq Capital. NorthMarq Capital previously owned a 40-percent stake in AmeriSphere and will now operate it as a wholly-owned subsidiary, NorthMarq Capital Finance.

“This sale concludes a successful 14-year partnership between McCarthy Capital, NorthMarq and Rodrigo Lopez, Founding Partner of AmeriSphere,” said Patrick Duffy, President and Managing Partner of McCarthy Capital. “Our partnership with Rodrigo and NorthMarq was a true testament of our investment philosophy with a long-term perspective.”

“This acquisition strengthens our multifamily platform and leverages our existing production platform throughout the U.S.,” said Eduardo “Ed” Padilla, CEO-NorthMarq Capital and NorthMarq Capital Finance. “Robust Fannie Mae and HUD offerings are a great complement to our Freddie Mac platform and create the best options for our borrower clients.” The existing former AmeriSphere offices in Omaha, Washington DC, Dallas, and Denver will continue to support the 35 regional offices in underwriting, closing, servicing, and asset management of DUS and FHA loans.

About McCarthy Capital

McCarthy is an Omaha-based private equity firm, with offices in Boston, focused exclusively on investing in lower middle-market companies. For more than 25 years, the McCarthy organization has been partnering with founders, families and exceptional management teams to support the growth of their companies. For more information about McCarthy, please visit

About NorthMarq Capital

NorthMarq Capital, the largest privately held commercial real estate mortgage banking firm in the U.S., provides debt, equity and commercial loan servicing through its 35 offices across the U.S. The company has built long-term relationships with life companies, CMBS platforms and local, regional and national banks and has a long track record of multi-family loan origination through Freddie Mac Program Plus™, the Fannie Mae DUS program and through FHA, resulting in more than $13 billion in annual production volume and a loan portfolio of more than $45 billion. For more information, please visit