Amresco Inc., which acknowledged last week that it is seeking a buyer, could face the same problems as other specialty lenders that have tried to recapitalize.

"Somebody looking to pick up a commercial mortgage originations and servicing platform might be interested in Amresco," said Moody's senior analyst and vice president Steven C. Nelson. "But anyone who is going to acquire their stock is also stepping into their debt shoes."

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