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2022 US BSL CLO Deals: Reset Candidates (Updated)

The WACC for the most recent US BSL CLO reset deal was priced at approximately 228 basis points (bp). The table below lists a total of 96 deals from 2022 with a WACC exceeding 240 bp. These deals offer a potential cost savings of at least 12 bp. This figure aligns with the cost savings of 12 bp, which corresponds to the 25th percentile, observed in the reset pricing of 2019 vintage deals.

2022 EU CLO Deals: Reset Candidates (Updated)

The WACC for the most recent EU CLO deal, which included a single-B tranche, was priced at approximately 285 basis points (bp). The table below outlines a total of 20 deals from 2022 that feature a WACC exceeding 294 bp. These deals present a potential cost savings of at least 9 bp. This figure aligns with the cost savings of 9 bp, which corresponds to the 25th percentile, observed in the reset pricing of 2019 vintage deals.

Assessing the Performance of Equity Tranches in Reset EU CLO Deals (Updated)

For the older vintage deals, the median annual distributions were largely in the 13-15% range. However, the median 2014 and 2015 vintage deals stood out with impressive 14.5-14.9% annual distributions. If the 2014 median equity tranche can be sold at a price of EUR 34, then the primary equity investor would achieve the target 12.0% IRR over an 8.7-year period, assuming an issue price of EUR 95.

Assessing the Performance of Equity Tranches in Reset US CLO Deals (Updated)

In essence, resetting a deal extends the total reinvestment period, which is positive from an equity standpoint. If a CLO deal can generate an annual equity distribution of 13–14 points over a period of 8–11 years, its equity is likely to perform reasonably well, even if its final equity NAV is poor. It’s worth noting that most of the seasoned reset deals were active during a period of very low-interest rates.

CLO Market Musings 11

Resetting a CLO deal involves extending the deal's reinvestment period, unlike a standard refinancing. While there are several costs associated...