Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) has agreed to buy Beech Street Capital, a mortgage firm that specializes in government-insured and multifamily loans.

The purchase would make Capital One among the five largest originators of multifamily loans in the country, the McLean, Va., company said Friday. The $297 billion-asset company did not disclose the price it expects to pay for Beech Street, which originates and services Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and multifamily commercial real estate loans.

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