SCI Start the Week - 9 April

Category: ABS CDO CLOs

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A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

A mixed bag of securitisations remained in the pipeline at the end of last week. ABS dominated the newly announced deals, split between consumer/esoteric and auto assets.

The consumer/esoteric ABS transactions comprise: US$200m ELFI Graduate Loan Program 2018-A, US$235.25m Mosaic Solar Loan Trust 2018-1, US$225m OnDeck Asset Securitization Trust II Series 2018-1, US$188m and US$188m PFS Financing Corp Series 2018-C and Series 2018-D, US$544.6m SoFi Consumer Loan Program 2018-2 and US$227.21m Upstart Securitization Trust 2018-1. The auto deals consist of: US$650m Chesapeake Funding II Series 2018-1, US$201.82m CPS Auto Receivables Trust 2018-B, US$1.23bn GM Financial Consumer Automobile Receivables Trust 2018-2, US$900m Hyundai Auto Receivables Trust 2018-A and US$1.09bn Santander Drive Auto Receivables Trust 2018-2.

A handful of RMBS were also announced last week: €1.35m Ardmore Securities No. 1, US$374.46m Bellemeade Re 2018-1, €1bn FCT Credit Agricole Habitat 2018, US$704.07m Flagstar Mortgage Trust 2018-2 and US$339.97m Tricon American Homes 2018-SFR1. Additionally, the US$688.2m BANK 2018-BNK11, US$382m BX 2018-MCSF, US$1.2bn FREMF 2018-K731 and US$186.1m Velocity Commercial Capital Loan Trust 2018-1 CMBS began marketing. Finally, the US$537.75m TruPS Financials Note Securitization 2018-1 CDO is expected to price this week.

CLOs accounted for the majority of pricings last week. Issuance across other asset classes was subdued, due to the Easter holidays.

The €378.3m CVC Cordatus Loan Fund VI, US$323.75m Denali Capital CLO XII, US$424.25m Galaxy XVI CLO (second refinancing), US$368.75m Loomis Sayles CLO II, US$425.9m Shackleton 2013-IV-R CLO, US$506.5m TICP CLO III (second refinancing) and US$646.5m Venture XVII CLO (second refinancing) were refinanced last week. New issue CLOs comprised US$707.1m Antares CLO 2018-1, US$528.29m Ballyrock CLO 2018-1, US$511m Barings CLO 2018-II and US$464.15m OZLM XX. The A$700m Driver Australia Five Trust, US$177.62m Upstart Securitization Trust 2018-1 and US$802.84m World Omni Auto Receivables Trust 2018-B ABS, together with the US$952.9m CSAIL 2018-CX11 CMBS rounded out last week’s issuance.

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