NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT) (“GPMT,” “Granite Point” or the “Company”) today announced that it refinanced approximately $269 million of senior loans that had been previously financed through the GPMT 2019-FL2 CRE CLO, which had been significantly de-levered through loan repayments. This transaction generated approximately $85 million in net proceeds to the Company after repaying approximately $98 million of borrowings outstanding under the legacy CLO facility. As part of the above-mentioned refinancing, the Company increased borrowing capacity on its repurchase financing facility with JPMorgan to $425 million. As of March 22, 2023, GPMT held approximately $218 million in unrestricted cash.
“This refinancing released a substantial amount of liquidity on favorable terms and further improved the efficiency of our liabilities, while providing GPMT more financial flexibility,” said Jack Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Granite Point. “We are pleased to take this positive step despite the challenging market environment, as we continue to actively manage our balance sheet for the benefit of our stockholders.”
About Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. is a Maryland corporation focused on directly originating, investing in and managing senior floating-rate commercial mortgage loans and other debt and debt-like commercial real estate investments. Granite Point is headquartered in New York, NY. Additional information is available at www.gpmtreit.com.
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