Taurus CMBS execution defies rating agency spat

Despite a spat between the rating agencies over a French CMBS, execution on the deal looks like a blowout success, with the final senior spread tightened down to 90bp and the deal still 2.6 times done. Fitch argued that the trade should be treated as credit-linked to EDF, the only tenant, which would have capped the rating at A-, but investors disagreed.

  • By Tom Brown
  • 28 Mar 2019
Bank of America Merrill Lynch started with IPTs of 100bp/110bp, testing down to 90bp/95bp and then pricing at 90bp, with the €135.3m tranche still 2.6 times subscribed. Classes B-D were between 3.5 times and 5.7 times covered at final spreads, despite similarly sharp moves from initial levels — ...

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