NEW YORK, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) (the "Company") today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of its class A common stock. A total of 23,000,000 shares of class A common stock was sold, comprised of 20,000,000 shares initially offered and an additional 3,000,000 shares sold pursuant to the underwriters' full exercise of their option to purchase additional shares, in each case at a public offering price of $30.50 per share. Aggregate net proceeds to the Company, after estimated offering expenses, were approximately $681.8 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to pay for a portion of the purchase price for its proposed acquisition of a portfolio of commercial mortgage loans from GE Capital Real Estate, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo Securities and Morgan Stanley acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Barclays, Blackstone Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities, Evercore ISI, FBR, JMP Securities and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company acted as co-managers.
The offering was made pursuant to the Company's currently effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Blackstone Mortgage Trust
Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company that originates and acquires senior loans collateralized by properties in North America and Europe. BXMT is a real estate investment trust headquartered in New York City and externally managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of Blackstone.
Blackstone (NYSE: BX) is one of the world's leading investment firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, and the communities in which it works. Blackstone does this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Blackstone's asset management businesses, with almost $300 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services.
This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect Blackstone Mortgage Trust's current views with respect to, among other things, Blackstone Mortgage Trust's proposed loan portfolio acquisition and, operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "outlook," "indicator," "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates" or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone Mortgage Trust believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and under the section entitled "Risks Related to the Loan Portfolio Acquisition" in its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2015, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its periodic filings with the SEC which are accessible on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in the filings. Blackstone Mortgage Trust assumes no obligation to update or supplement forwardlooking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events or circumstances.
SOURCE Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.