Commercial real estate finance company AFC Gamma, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCG) priced its underwritten public offering of 2,750,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $20.50 per share. AFC Gamma has granted the underwriters of the Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 412,500 shares of common stock. AFC provides loans to operators in the cannabis industry.
AFC Gamma anticipates total gross proceeds of approximately $56.4 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses and excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. AFC Gamma said it intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund loans related to unfunded commitments to its existing borrowers, to originate and participate in commercial loans to companies operating in the cannabis industry that are consistent with its investment strategy, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The Offering is expected to close on or about June 28, 2021.
In May the company delivered its first fiscal quarter 2021 earnings with net income of $1.4 million, or earnings of $0.20 per basic weighted average share of common stock. Distributable earnings in Q1 2021 of $3.2 million, or $0.45 per basic weighted average share of common stock. Ending Q1 2021 net book value per common share of $16.18
As of June 15, 2021, AFC’s portfolio was comprised of loans to 13 different borrowers, totaling approximately $158.6 million in total principal amount, with approximately $29.5 million in additional unfunded loan commitments to such borrowers. As of June 15, 2021, the loan portfolio had a weighted-average estimated YTM of approximately 21% and was secured by real estate, cash flows, and licenses. AFC said it reviewed 319 loan opportunities. As of June 15, 2021, it had funded 17 loans, of which three have been repaid, had entered into non-binding term sheets for three loans, had entered into a syndication commitment letter for one loan, and were evaluating 55 other loans.
The list of company loans as per the company’s filings are as follows:
Leonard M. Tannenbaum, who also serves as the Chief Executive Officer, invested approximately $47.8 million in AFC in August 2020. The investment resulted in the Sponsor, directly and indirectly, acquiring approximately 3,342,500 shares of common stock, or approximately 20.7% of our common stock upon completion of this offering (or approximately 20.2% if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full). Additionally, Gamma Lending Holdco LLC, which is a fund controlled by Jonathan Kalikow, the Head of Real Estate, one of AFC’s directors and an affiliate of the Manager, and his father, invested approximately $9.6 million in cash in AFC in August 2020. The Sponsor, through AFC Finance, LLC, an entity wholly-owned by the Sponsor and Mr. Kalikow, has also provided us a $50.0 million secured revolving credit facility (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Revolving Credit Facility”).