• Wed. Sep 21st, 2022

KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to BHG Securitization Trust 2022-A

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of bonds issued by BHG Securitization Trust 2022-A (“BHG 2022-A”), an asset-backed securitization secured by a pool of small business loans (“Commercial Loans “) and unsecured consumer loans (“Consumer Loans”).

BHG 2022-A will issue five classes of notes totaling $400.0 million. Preliminary ratings reflect initial levels of credit enhancement ranging from 42.70% for Class A Notes to 0.50% for Class E Notes.

BHG 2022-A represents ABS’s fourth securitization for Bankers Healthcare Group, LLC (“BHG” or the “Company”). BHG was founded in 2001 and offers business loans and consumer loans primarily to high-income blue chip professionals. Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc., a holding company headquartered in Tennessee, and its subsidiary Pinnacle Bank, a Tennessee state-chartered bank, together own 49% of the company. With headquarters in Davie, Florida, and financial headquarters in Syracuse, New York, BHG has provided more than $10 billion in financing to more than 95,000 borrowers since its inception.

KBRA has applied its general global rating methodology for asset-backed securities and ABS global rating methodology for consumer loans, as well as its global structured financial counterparty methodology and its global ESG rating methodology as part of its analysis of the collateral pool underlying the transaction and the proposed capital structure. KBRA reviewed its operational review of BHG, which was completed in January 2020, as well as periodic update calls with the company. Operational agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.

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