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The Company

The Company
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
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The Company
Sachem Capital Corp. (the “Company”) was formed under the name HML Capital Corp in January 2016 under the New York Business Corporation Law.  On February 8, 2017, the Company completed an exchange transaction (the “Exchange”) with Sachem Capital Partners, LLC (“SCP”), a Connecticut limited liability company located in Branford, Connecticut, which commenced operations on December 8, 2010, pursuant to which SCP transferred all its assets to the Company and, in exchange therefor, the Company issued 6,283,237 of its common shares to SCP and assumed all of SCP’s liabilities. Prior to the consummation of the Exchange, the Company was not engaged in any business or investment activities, and had only nominal assets and no liabilities.  On February 9, 2017, the Company’s registration statement on Form S-11 was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Pursuant to such registration statement, the Company issued and sold 2,600,000 common shares at a price of $5.00 per share, or $13 million of gross proceeds (the “IPO”).  The net proceeds, after payment of underwriting discounts and commissions and transaction fees, were approximately $11.1 million.  The IPO was consummated on February 15, 2017. Prior to the Exchange, SCP was managed by JJV, LLC (“JJV”), a Connecticut limited liability company and related party.
The Company specializes in originating, underwriting, funding, servicing and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. The Company offers short term (i.e. three years or less) secured, non-banking loans (sometimes referred to as “hard money” loans) to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, development, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located primarily in Connecticut. The properties securing the Company’s loans are generally classified as residential or commercial real estate and, typically, are held for resale or investment. Each loan is secured by a first mortgage lien on real estate and may also be secured with additional real estate collateral. Each loan is also personally guaranteed by the principal(s) of the borrower, which guaranty may be collaterally secured by a pledge of the guarantor’s interest in the borrower. The Company does not lend to owner occupants. The Company’s primary underwriting criteria is a conservative loan to value ratio. In addition, the Company may make opportunistic real estate purchases apart from its lending activities.
The accompanying statements of operations, changes in shareholders’/members’ equity and cash flows for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2017 until the consummation of the Exchange, are those of SCP.