Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. has announced the closing of BXMT 2017-FL1, a $1 billion collateralized loan obligation.
The transaction finances pari passu participation interests in 31 of the company's portfolio loans at an effective advance rate of 81.75%. Proceeds were used to repay the company's credit facilities.
Wells Fargo Securities acted as sole structuring agent. Wells Fargo Securities, Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch acted as co-lead managers and joint book runners. Société Générale acted as co-manager.