Genesis CLO 2007-1 and Genesis CLO 2007-2
The Deutsche Bank deal duo would have been just a single gargantuan transaction had the bank known the first offering would be so successful. Borne out of the bank's need to unload as many backlogged loans as possible, the size of the original deal was $2 billion. Investors, however, proved much hungrier for the debt than previously anticipated, with various AAA buyers signing up for the second deal in the series compared with just one for the first. Managers were only able to trade between the pricing and close of the deals, making them essentially static transactions.
The first deal in the series was managed by Ore Hill Partners and the second by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. At Deutsche Bank, Michael Lamont led the origination and structuring of the deals while Tony Pawlowski was in charge of sales.