NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of notes issued by OneMain Financial Issuance Trust 2018-2 (“OMFIT 2018-2”), a consumer loan asset-backed securities transaction.
The collateral in the OMFIT 2018-2 deal includes approximately $271.9 million of loans, as of the February 28, 2018 initial cutoff date. The transaction includes a five-year revolving period during which additional collateral may be funded in the transaction so long as it complies with certain eligibility criteria. The preliminary ratings reflect the initial credit enhancement levels ranging from 33.40% for the Class A notes to 3.70% for the Class E notes.
OneMain Holdings, Inc. (“OMH” or “OneMain”) is a consumer finance company which offers loan products through a nationwide network of branches and through its online platform. OMH completed its acquisition of OneMain Financial Holdings, LLC. (“OMFH”) on November 15, 2015 from CitiFinancial Credit Company for $4.49 billion in cash. OMH is now listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “OMF”.
On January 3, 2018, OMH entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with Springleaf Financial Holdings, LLC (“SFH”) and OMH Holdings, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Purchaser”) (which Purchaser is owned by an investor group led by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo and Värde). Pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement, Purchaser agreed to purchase shares of common stock of OMH beneficially owned by SFH (the “Purchased Shares”), which Purchased Shares represented approximately 40.6% of the outstanding common stock of OMH (the “Private Sale”) beneficially owned by a private equity fund managed by Fortress. Upon the closing of the Private Sale, Purchaser will own approximately 40.6% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of OMH calculated based on the number of shares of OMH’s common stock issued and outstanding. On February 26, 2018, SFH sold, in a secondary offering, shares of common stock of OMH beneficially owned by AIG, which shares of common stock represented approximately 3.0% of the issued and outstanding common stock of OMH.
KBRA applied our Global Consumer Loan ABS Rating Methodology as part of our analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and legacy OMFH and legacy Springleaf’s historical annualized gross and net loss data. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment of OneMain, as well as a review of the transaction’s legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will also review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.
Preliminary Ratings Assigned: OneMain Financial Issuance Trust 2018-2
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Representations & Warranties Disclosure
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