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Paul Hastings Represents Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities, Wells Fargo Securities and UBS Investment Bank as Joint Book Runners In Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.'s $660 Million Public Offering Of Class A Common Stock

May 29, 2013
New York, NY - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities, Wells Fargo Securities and UBS Investment Bank 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 25,875,000 shares of class A common stock priced at $25.50 per share (including the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option). The transaction raised gross proceeds of approximately $660 million. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is externally managed by a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, L.P.

Co-managers in the offering included Blackstone Capital Markets, Keefe Bruyette & Woods A Stifel Company, Evercore Partners and JMP Securities.

Securities & Capital Markets partner Michael L. Zuppone and senior associate Yariv Katz led the Paul Hastings team, which also included associates Shehzad Siddiqui and Keith Gartner.

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