BRANFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE American: SACH) has sold an additional $3 million original principal amount of its 7.75% unsecured unsubordinated notes due 2025 pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, bringing the total original principal amount of notes sold in the offering to $28 million (the “Notes”). The Notes were sold at a 1% discount resulting in total gross proceeds of $27.72 million and net proceeds, after paying underwriting discounts and commissions but before other transaction expenses, of $26.82 million to the company from the offering.
The Notes are a further issuance of, rank equally in right of payment with and form a single series for all purposes under the indenture governing the Notes with the $28.36 million aggregate principal amount of 7.75% Notes due 2025 previously issued by the company, bringing the aggregate original principal amount of the entire issue to $56.36 million (collectively referred to as the “2025 Notes”). The 2025 Notes trade under the symbol “SCCC”.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: NHLD), acted as the lead joint book-running managers for the offering.
About Sachem Capital Corp.
Sachem Capital Corp. specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing, and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. It offers short term (i.e., three years or less) secured, nonbanking loans (sometimes referred to as “hard money” loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located primarily in Connecticut. The company does not lend to owner occupants. The company’s primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. The properties securing the company’s loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are held for resale or investment. Each loan is secured by a first mortgage lien on real estate. Each loan is also personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower, which guaranty may be collaterally secured by a pledge of the guarantor’s interest in the borrower. The company also makes opportunistic real estate purchases apart from its lending activities. The company believes that it qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes and has elected to be taxed as a REIT beginning with its 2017 tax year.
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