KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Taurus 2021-1 UK DAC

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to five classes of Taurus 2021-1 UK DAC, a CMBS single-borrower securitisation.

The collateral for the transaction consists of a £340.1 million limited recourse, first lien mortgage loan. The floating rate loan has a two-year initial term with three, one-year extension options. The loan is secured by the borrowers’ interests in 45 industrial assets across the UK. The largest asset is 7.1% by allocated loan amount, while the 10 largest assets account for approximately 44.6% of the pool. The properties are leased to approximately 180 individual tenants, of which the largest represents 12.1% of passing rent, and the top 10 represent 37.6%. The tenants comprise a variety of multinational, regional, and local firms.

KBRA’s analysis of the transaction included a detailed evaluation of the properties’ cash flows and the application of our European CMBS Rating Methodology. The results of our analysis yielded a KBRA net cash flow (KNCF) of £22.0 million, individual property capitalisation rates of 5.75% to 9.00%, a KBRA Value of £375.4 million, and a KBRA Loan to Value (KLTV) of 90.6%. In our analysis of the transaction, we also reviewed and considered third party technical due diligence, environmental, and valuation reports; and legal documentation.

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the Temporary Registration Regime. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK is located at Augustine House, Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HA, United Kingdom.


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