BRANFORD, Conn., Aug. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sachem Capital Corp. (NYSE American: SACH) announces the closing of its previously announced registered public offering of $35.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8.00% unsecured, unsubordinated notes due 2027 (“Notes”). The net proceeds of the offering are estimated to be approximately $33.7 million after payment of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the company.
Sachem has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $5.25 million aggregate principal amount of Notes to cover over-allotments, if any. The over-allotment option expires September 16, 2022.
The Notes will rank pari passu with all the company’s unsecured, unsubordinated indebtedness, whether currently outstanding or issued in the future. The Notes have been approved for listing on the NYSE American under the trading symbol “SCCG” and are expected to begin trading on August 25, 2022.
The Notes will mature on September 30, 2027, and may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at any time, or from time to time, at the company’s option on or after August 23, 2024. Interest on the Notes will accrue at the annual rate of 8.00% and will be payable quarterly, in arrears, on each March 30, June 30, September 30 and December 30 that the Notes are outstanding, beginning December 30, 2022.
Sachem plans to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes for working capital and general corporate purposes, i.e., primarily to fund new real estate loans secured by first mortgage liens.
The Notes are rated BBB+ by Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency. Egan-Jones is a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization and is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP). Egan-Jones is also certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority. A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, InspereX LLC and William Blair & Company, LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The offering and sale of the Notes was made solely pursuant to an effective registration statement relating to, among other things, the Notes, and a related prospectus supplement, dated August 17, 2022, which contains a detailed description of the Notes and the terms of the offering, and an accompanying base prospectus, dated February 25, 2022, which, among other things, contains other important information about Sachem Capital Corp., its business, operations and financial condition. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from: Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. by written request addressed to Syndicate Department, 640 5th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 (telephone number 1-800-573-2541) or by emailing email@example.com; Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, by written request to 1717 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (telephone number 1-800-526-6397) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or InspereX LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60606 (telephone number 1-800-327-1546) or by emailing email@example.com; or William Blair & Company, LLC by written request to 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606 (telephone number 1-800-621-0687) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies may also be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in this offering or any other securities nor will there be any sale of the Notes or any other securities referred to in this press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
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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Released August 23, 2022