LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of notes issued by RRE 9 Loan Management DAC, a cash flow secured loan obligation (CLO) backed primarily by a diversified portfolio of loans to companies denominated in euros and bonds.
RRE 9 Loan Management DAC is managed by Redding Ridge Asset Management (UK) LLP (“RRAM UK” or the “Collateral Manager”). The CLO will have a reinvestment period of 4.5 years and a final legal term of 15 years. Ratings reflect initial levels of credit enhancement, coverage tests including face value and interest coverage tests, excess spread and a reinvestment over-collateralization test.
The guarantee of the RRE 9 loan management DAC will mainly consist of largely syndicated leveraged loans and bonds issued by debtor companies diversified in all sectors. The nominal amount of the target portfolio is 400.0 million euros with exposures to 167 debtors. Debtors in the portfolio have a K-WARF of 2460, which represents a weighted average portfolio valuation of approximately B.
RRAM UK is a UK subsidiary of Redding Ridge Asset Management LLC, an independent asset management company established and established by Apollo Global Credit Management, LLC (Apollo) in 2016 to manage CLOs. RRAM UK’s management arm currently manages over € 3.0 billion in assets across seven European CLOs.
Ratings for Class A-1 and Class A-2 Notes reflect the timely payment of interest and final payment of principal on the applicable stated maturity date, while the ratings for Class B, C and D Notes take into account the final payment of interest. and the principal before the applicable stated maturity date.
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