KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to SESAC Finance, LLC Series 2022-1 Senior Secured Notes

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of notes from SESAC Finance, LLC Series 2022-1, a whole business securitization.

SESAC 2022-1 represents the second series of notes issued by SESAC Finance, LLC, following the issuance of Series 2019-1 (SESAC 2019-1) on August 9, 2019. Additional collateral related to collections from Audio Network Limited (Audio Network), has been added to the existing collateral, which is shared by both series of notes. Audio Network is a production music company focused on creating original music that can be licensed to creators for use on multiple platforms. In conjunction with the issuance of SESAC 2022-1, KBRA anticipates affirming the ratings on the Master Issuer’s outstanding Class A-2 Notes (the Existing Notes, and, together with the Series 2022-1 Notes, the Notes) and withdrawing the ratings on the Series 2019-1 Class A-1 Notes. The latter are currently undrawn and will be replaced by the Series 2022-1 Class A-1 Notes. The ratings are consistent with the results of our cash flow analysis following the addition of the Series 2022-1 Notes.

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