KBRA Assigns Preliminary Rating to Servpro Master Issuer, LLC Series 2021-1 Senior Secured Notes

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to a note class of Servpro Master Issuer, LLC Series 2021-1, a whole business securitization.

Servpro Industries, LLC completed its first securitization in October 2019. This transaction is structured as a “whole business securitization” in which Servpro Industries, LLC and certain of its affiliates have contributed substantially all of their revenue-generating assets to Servpro Master Issuer, LLC (the “Issuer”). The Issuer is expected to issue $260 million Series 2021-1 Class A-2 Notes. The transaction collateral includes existing and future franchise and development agreements, product supply contracts, call center payments, document restoration assets, vendor commissions, other franchisee fees and securitization information technology and intellectual property. The proceeds from the offered Notes will be used to fund certain transaction accounts including the pre-funding account and for general corporate purposes which may include a distribution to shareholders.

In conjunction with the issuance of the Series 2021-1 Notes, KBRA anticipates affirming the ratings on the Issuer’s outstanding Series 2019-1 Class A-1 Notes and Series 2019-1 Class A-2 Notes. The ratings are expected to be consistent with the results of our cash flow scenarios following the addition of the Series 2021-1 Notes.

SERVPRO is the largest provider of property cleaning and restoration in the United States, focused primarily on restoring properties affected by water, fire, mold and other damage. The Company’s network includes 1,860 independently owned and operated franchises as of December 31, 2020 and serves customers across 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, as of December 2020. For the twelve months ending December 31, 2020, the system generated system sales of approximately $2.8 billion. The system is 100% franchised.

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Contacts

Analytical Contacts

Xilun Chen, Senior Director (Lead Analyst)
+1 (646) 731-2431
xilun.chen@kbra.com

Zara Shirazi, Senior Director
+1 (646) 731-3326
zara.shirazi@kbra.com

Shalin Rajpara, Associate
+1 (646) 731-3337
shalin.rajpara@kbra.com

Cecil Smart, Jr., Senior Managing Director (Rating Committee Chair)
+1 (646) 731-2381
cecil.smart@kbra.com

Business Development Contact

Ted Burbage, Managing Director
+1 (646) 731-3325
ted.burbage@kbra.com