KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to PEAR 2022-1, LLC

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of notes issued by PEAR 2022-1, LLC, a securitization collateralized by litigation finance receivables and medical receivables.

The PEAR 2022-1, LLC transaction represents Golden Pear Funding OpCo, LLC’s (Golden Pear or the Company) third ABS collateralized by litigation finance receivables and the first to include medical receivables. Golden Pear is a litigation finance company that conducts business throughout the U.S. but is concentrated primarily in the New York area. As of August 2022, the Company, including originations of predecessor company Golden Pear Funding, LLC, has funded over $825 million in aggregate advances dating back to 2008.

The portfolio securing the transaction has an aggregate discounted projected balance of the receivables (ADPB) of approximately $130.8 million as of September 15, 2022 (Cutoff Date). The ADPB is the aggregate discounted cash flows of the collections associated with the PEAR 2022-1 portfolio’s litigation funding receivables (Litigation Receivables) and medical receivables (Medical Receivables). The discount rate used to calculate the ADPB is a percentage equal to the sum of the weighted average assumed interest rate on the notes, the servicing fee rate of 1.00%, and an additional 0.10%. As of the Cutoff Date, Litigation Receivables comprise approximately 88% of the portfolio by outstanding receivable principal balance and have an average advance to expected case worth ratio (Expected Case Worth Ratio) of 15.5%. Medical Receivables comprise the remaining approximate 12% of the portfolio by outstanding receivable balance and have an Expected Case Worth Ratio of 20.0%.

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