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Hunt Companies Enters Into External Management Agreement With Five Oaks Investment Corp; Acquires 9.5% of the Company’s Outstanding Common Stock

Paul, Weiss is representing affiliates of Hunt Companies, Inc. in their entry into an external management agreement with and equity investment in Five Oaks Investment Corp., a publicly traded REIT.

Under a new management agreement between Hunt and Five Oaks, Hunt’s investment management arm, Hunt Investment Management, LLC, will provide Five Oaks with a new strategic direction through the reallocation of capital into new investment opportunities focused in the commercial real estate mortgage space and direct access to Hunt's pipeline of specified transitional floating-rate multi-family and commercial real estate loans.

In connection with the transaction, Hunt purchased 1,539,406 Five Oaks shares in a private placement and a further 710,495 Five Oaks shares from XL Investments Ltd, Five Oaks’ largest shareholder. After completion of these share purchases, Hunt and its affiliates own approximately 9.5 percent of Five Oaks outstanding common shares.

Hunt Investment Management, LLC is an SEC registered investment advisor with nearly $2.0 billion of real estate assets managed in funds, separate accounts and other portfolios, across all real estate sectors and properties located in the US.  Hunt's businesses and operations include investment management, mortgage banking, direct lending, loan servicing, asset management, property management, development, construction, consulting and advisory. 

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Ross Fieldston, Jeffrey Marell and Raphael Russo and counsel Paul Donnelly and Philip Heimowitz; tax partner Scott Sontag; employee benefits counsel Jason Ertel; and litigation partner Andrew Gordon.

January 19, 2018

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