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Paul Hastings Represents Joint Book Runners in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.'s $255 Million Follow-on Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

April 07, 2014
New York, NY-- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo Securities and Morgan Stanley as joint book-running managers for Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.’s (NYSE: BXMT) public offering of class A common stock.

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., a real estate finance company that primarily originates and purchases senior mortgage loans collateralized by properties in the United States and Europe, sold a total of 9,200,000 shares of class A common stock (including the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares) and raised gross proceeds of approximately $255 million. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is externally managed by a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, L.P.

Securities & Capital Markets partners Michael L. Zuppone and Yariv Katz led the Paul Hastings team, which also included associates Keith Gartner and Donald Boyajian.

The Paul Hastings team has also represented the joint book runners in several prior public offerings for Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

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