NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ready Capital Corporation (NYSE: RC) ("Ready Capital" or the "Company") today announced that in December 2019 the Company closed on the acquisition of a portfolio of approximately €45 million of small balance commercial loans in Ireland. As part of the transaction, the Company entered into an agreement with the counterparty to acquire future originations of similar commercial real estate loans in Ireland. The acquisition represents Ready Capital's first investment outside of the U.S.
Thomas Capasse, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are excited to expand our investment footprint into Europe. Our ability to pursue non-U.S. opportunities is a testament to the relationship channels that we have developed globally. We believe this acquisition and forward flow program will provide accretive benefits to the Company in 2020."
About Ready Capital Corporation
Ready Capital Corporation (NYSE: RC) is a multi-strategy real estate finance company that originates, acquires, finances and services small- to medium-sized balance commercial loans. Ready Capital specializes in loans backed by commercial real estate, including agency multifamily, investor and bridge as well as U.S. Small Business Administration loans under its Section 7(a) program. Headquartered in New York, New York, Ready Capital employs over 400 lending professionals nationwide. The company is externally managed and advised by Waterfall Asset Management, LLC.
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