KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering of Common Stock by KKR REFT Holdings L.P.
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (“KREF”) (NYSE: KREF) today announced the pricing of the underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of KREF common stock (the “Offering”) by KKR REFT Holdings L.P., a subsidiary of KKR & Co. Inc. (the “KKR Stockholder”). In addition, the KKR Stockholder has agreed to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of KREF common stock (the “Overallotment Option”). KREF is not selling any shares in connection with, and will not receive any proceeds from, the Offering. The KKR Stockholder will receive all of the net proceeds from the Offering. The Offering is expected to close on May 13, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
In connection with the Offering, the KKR Stockholder will enter into a lock-up agreement restricting the sale of its remaining shares of KREF common stock for 180 days following the date of the prospectus supplement.
Prior to the proposed Offering, the KKR Stockholder owned 20,000,000 shares of KREF common stock, representing approximately 35.9% of KREF’s outstanding shares of common stock as of May 5, 2021. After giving effect to the proposed Offering, the KKR Stockholder is expected to own approximately 27.0% of KREF’s outstanding shares of common stock (or approximately 25.6% if the Overallotment Option is exercised in full), as of May 5, 2021.
Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Raymond James, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel Company and Mizuho Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the Offering. BTIG and JMP Securities are acting as co-managers for the Offering.
Registration statements on Form S-3 relating to these securities have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and have been declared effective. The Offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 30 Hudson Yards, 500 West 33rd Street - 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or by telephone at 1-800-326-5897 or by email at email@example.com; or by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov under KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.’s name.