Related Companies Enters Strategic Investment in Ladder Capital Corp

March 3, 2017

S&C represented Related Companies in its strategic investment in Ladder Capital Corp, under which Related purchased $80 million of Ladder stock from certain pre-IPO shareholders of Ladder, including affiliates of TowerBrook Capital Partners and GI Partners, and Ladder granted Related a right of first offer with respect to certain horizontal risk retention investments in which Ladder intends to retain an interest.

The S&C team on the transaction included Bob Downes and Michael Portner Gartke on corporate matters, Davis Wang, Max O'Neill and Daniel Bleiberg on tax matters, and Eric Queen on Hart-Scott-Rodino and related matters.