KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Encina Equipment Finance 2022-1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of bonds issued by Encina Equipment Finance 2022-1, LLC (“Encina 2022-1”), an equipment ABS transaction.

Encina Equipment Finance, LLC (“Encina”), founded in 2017 and based in Westport, Connecticut, is an independent equipment finance company focused on financing medium to heavy duty equipment producing discrete revenue for large corporate debtors. Encina 2022-1 represents Encina’s second public equipment ABS transaction.

As of April 30, 2022, the securitization value of the pool of equipment contracts supporting the transaction was approximately $280.1 million. The pool includes 50 obligors with a major obligor concentration of 7.6% and an average contract securitization value of approximately $1.8 million. The pool is diversified by industries, equipment types and states.

Encina 2022-1 will issue six tranches of notes totaling $246.5 million. Credit enhancement consists of overcollateralisation, reserve account, subordination for higher classes and excess margin. The initial OC of 12.0% is subject to a target equal to the greater of 15.0% of the current securitization value and 6.5% of the original securitization value. The reserve account will be capitalized at 1.0% at closing and is not amortizable.

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a rating agency with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a rating agency with the UK Financial Conduct Authority under the temporary registration scheme. In addition, KBRA is designated as the Designated Rating Agency 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.

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