Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EPRT; the Company) has announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 10,440,000 shares of its common stock, all of which are being offered in connection with forward sale agreements, at a public offering price of US$23 per share. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option, exercisable in whole or in part from time to time, to purchase up to an additional 1,566,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The offering was upsized from the previously announced offering size of 8,700,000 shares of common stock, and the offering is expected to close on September 18, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
Latham and Watkins LLP represents the underwriters in the offering with a corporate team led by Los Angeles/New York partner Julian Kleindorfer, Century City partner Lewis Kneib, and Chicago partner Jonathan Sarna, with associates Andrew Bentz and Will Coughlin. Advice was also provided on derivatives matters by New York partner Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani, with associate Jack Neff; and on tax matters by Century City partner Ana O’Brien, with associate Joseph Marcus.