KBRA awards preliminary ratings to SALT 2021-1 Trust

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to five categories of notes issued by SALT 2021-1 Trust, an aviation ABS lending operation.

SALT 2021-1 will be managed by Bellinger Loan Management Pte. Limited, a subsidiary of Bellinger Asset Management Pty Limited and Bellinger Aviation Pte. Ltd, and in respect of a limited number of loan facilities, SP Novo Holdings I LP, a limited partnership which is part of the Stonepeak aerospace platform (collectively, the “Servicers”). The transaction represents Servicers’ first aviation ABS loan transaction. Certain entities forming part of the Stonepeak aerospace platform will retain shares in the Issuer throughout the duration of the transaction.

The transaction will be secured by interests in 26 loan facilities (the “Facilities”) consisting of 116 loans to 15 obligors. In addition, 25 of the facilities are secured by 156 aircraft leased to 45 lessees located in 29 jurisdictions and the other facility is unsecured by any warranty.

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A description of all substantially significant sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (including all significant models and sensitivity analyzes of key relevant rating assumptions, if any) used to determine the credit rating are available. in the information disclosure form(s) located here.

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