Recently, Golub Capital CLO 71 (M) was priced at 195/260/325/510 for its AAA/AA/A/BBB tranches, respectively. Given the size of the deal, achieving these pricing levels was impressive.
To provide context for the discount margin (DM) figures, consider the following: When the spread of the 4-week Morningstar LSTA U.S. B/BB Ratings Loan Index ranged from 390 to 420 basis points (bps), matching today’s level, the average tranches at AAA/AA/A/BBB were priced at 198/264/363/486 bps, respectively.
Notably, Golub’s AAA/AA prints were marginally tighter than the historical averages. Its single-A print was at a much tighter level compared to the historical trend. Only its BBB print was wider than the historical average.
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