New York, NY (March 31, 2008) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm advised Capital Trust, Inc., a finance and investment management company, in the closing of its previously announced public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its class A common stock. Net proceeds to the company totaled approximately $113 million.
Under the terms of the closing, affiliates of Samuel Zell, the Company’s chairman of the board, and W.R. Berkley Corporation, an existing shareholder, purchased a number of shares in the offering sufficient to maintain their pro rata ownership interests in the Company.
New York partner Michael Zuppone led the Paul Hastings team.
About Capital Trust: Headquartered in New York City, Capital Trust Inc., specializes in credit-sensitive structured financial products. To date, the Company’s investment activities have focused primarily on the U.S. commercial real estate subordinate debt markets. Capital Trust executes its business both as a balance sheet investor and as an investment manager. Capital Trust is a real estate investment trust traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CT.”
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