Walter Investment Management Corp., Tampa, has agreed to buy Marix Servicing of Arizona for what the companies call a "nominal" sum, according to a new public filing.

A few months ago National Mortgage News broke the news that Marix's owner, Marathon Asset Management, a hedge fund, was exiting the business of investing and trading in delinquent mortgages. At the time, rumors abounded that it also would dump Marix, a relatively small servicer.

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