NEW YORK, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lument Finance Trust, Inc. (NYSE: LFT) (the "Company") announced today that it has closed its underwritten public offering of 2,400,000 shares of its newly designated 7.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Series A Preferred Stock") at a public offering price of $25.00 per share.
The Company received approximately $58.1 million of net proceeds from the offering after deducting the underwriting discount but before estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to make additional investments in target assets consistent with its investment strategy and for general corporate purposes.
The Series A Preferred Stock has been authorized for listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LFTPrA." Trading of the Series A Preferred Stock is expected to commence on May 10, 2021.
Piper Sandler and Raymond James served as joint book-running managers for the offering and B. Riley Securities and JonesTrading served as co-managers for the offering.
The offering was made pursuant a prospectus, dated April 28, 2021 that constitutes part of the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-11, which was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on April 28, 2021, and the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-11 MEF, which became effective upon filing with the SEC on April 28, 2021.
Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from Piper Sandler & Co. at 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10020, or by email at [email protected] or from Raymond James & Associates, Inc. at 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or by email at [email protected].
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 shares or any other securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.
LFT is a Maryland corporation focused on investing in, financing and managing a portfolio of commercial real estate debt investments. The Company primarily invests in transitional floating rate commercial mortgage loans with an emphasis on middle-market multi-family assets.
LFT is externally managed and advised by OREC Investment Management, LLC d/b/a Lument Investment Management, a Delaware limited liability company. The Company changed its name from Hunt Companies Finance Trust, Inc. to Lument Finance Trust, Inc., effective December 28, 2020.
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