AAA-Rating from S&P and KBRA Follows Period of Strong Business Performance
NEW YORK, February 24, 2023 — Octane® (Octane Lending Inc.®), the fintech revolutionizing the buying experience for major recreational purchases, announced that it has closed a $406.9 million securitization (“OCTL 2023-1“) collateralized by its fixed-rate installment powersports loans. This is the largest of Octane’s seven transactions to-date and the first to receive a AAA-rating from both Standard & Poor’s (S&P)* and Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA)**.
OCTL 2023-1 issued five classes of fixed-rate notes: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class E, which S&P* and KBRA** rated as AAA/AAA, AA/AA+, A/A+, BBB/BBB, and BB/BB+, respectively, in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This transaction follows a period of significant growth and expansion into new markets for Octane.
Through this issuance, the company continued to diversify its investor base with seven new investors, which is a testament to the strength and growth of the program. Additionally, due to significant investor demand, Octane was able to secure an upsize of the transaction from an initial target issuance of $305.2 million to $406.9 million in notes. Truist Securities acted as lead bookrunner and structuring agent, with J.P. Morgan as joint bookrunner.
“We’re pleased and grateful to see such strong interest from our institutional investor partners, particularly in the current market environment, and will leverage their support to bring our fast, easy buying experience to even more customers,” said Steven Fernald, Chief Financial Officer at Octane. “Our capital markets strategy is one of Octane’s many differentiators and we will continue to build on the strength of both our program and underlying business in the future.”
In both of Octane’s two asset-backed securitizations in 2022, OCTL 2022-1 and OCTL 2022-2, the senior class of notes were rated AAA by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA)** and AA by S&P*. The company has now completed nearly $2.3 billion of asset-backed securitizations since launching the program in December 2019.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
*The full analysis for S&P’s ratings, including any updates, which you should review and understand, is available on spglobal.com and can be accessed here.
**KBRA’s ratings are subject to all of the terms and conditions set forth in the related report and KBRA’s website, which you should review and understand, and can be accessed here.
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