Ellington Financial and Great Ajax Corp. Announce Definitive Merger Agreement
Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial Inc., a real estate investment trust investing in a diverse array of financial assets including residential and commercial mortgage loans, in connection with its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Great Ajax Corp., a real estate investment trust that invests primarily in residential mortgage loans and other assets, for a combination of stock and contingent cash consideration.
The Vinson & Elkins team was led by Daniel LeBey, Stancell Haigwood and KJ Pedersen, with assistance from Bekah Briggs, Austin Scieszinski, Nick Gonzalez, and Teresa Robach. Also advising were Zach Swartz, Dario Mendoza, Maddison Riddick, Cassandra Zarate, Sean Becker, Peter Goetschel, Ashley Plunk, Carter Olson, Kim Dalrymple, Michelle Kraidman, Ramey Layne, Matt Dobbins, Alexis Boyd, Courtney Hammond, Mark Kramer, Katherine Skipper, Michael Kurzer, and Warner Scott.
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