GoldenTree has closed its latest collateralized loan obligation at $599 million. GLM US CLO 12 will initially be backed by senior secured loans and have a five-year reinvestment period. Wells Fargo Securities served as structuring lead on the CLO while BofA Securities and Morgan Stanley were co-leads.
NEW YORK, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — GoldenTree Loan Management II (“GLM II”) and its affiliated investment manager GoldenTree Asset Management LP (along with other affiliated investment managers “GoldenTree”), announced the closing of a $599 million collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) to be managed by GLM II. With the closing of this CLO, GoldenTree Loan Management US CLO 12 (“GLM US CLO 12”), GoldenTree has issued 18 CLOs totaling over $10.5 billion under its GLM CLO strategy. Since its inception in January 2017, the GLM strategy was intended to be compliant with applicable Risk Retention regulations. While a US Court of Appeals ruling on February 9, 2018 led to the repeal of US risk retention rules for open market CLOs, GLM CLOs are intended to continue to comply with European Union and United Kingdom Risk Retention regulations.
GLM US CLO 12 will initially be backed by an 88% ramped $530 million portfolio of senior secured loans as of closing and will have a five-year reinvestment period and a two-year non call period. The CLO was arranged by a bank syndicate including Wells Fargo Securities as structuring lead, and BofA Securities and Morgan Stanley as co-leads. The syndicate globally distributed the investment grade and BB rated notes issued by the CLO, while GLM II invested in the CLO’s equity as well as B rated notes.
GLM US CLO 12 issued $325 million of AAA rated senior notes with a weighted average coupon of S+1.44%, along with lower rated senior, mezzanine and junior notes, for an overall weighted average coupon of S+2.09%.
Since its inception in 2000, GoldenTree has issued over $20.5 billion of CLOs/CBOs, with over $13 billion currently outstanding. GoldenTree’s investment team is comprised of approximately 70 individuals covering around 20 industries and having, on average, 15 years of experience. In addition, GoldenTree has been an active investor in structured credit since 2007 and currently manages approximately $6 billion of structured products investments across the firm.
GoldenTree is an employee-owned, global asset management firm that specializes in opportunities across the credit universe in sectors such as high yield bonds, leveraged loans, private credit, distressed debt, structured products, emerging markets, private equity and credit-themed equities. GoldenTree was founded in 2000 by Steve Tananbaum and is one of the largest independent asset managers focused on credit. GoldenTree manages nearly $47 billion for institutional investors, including leading public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. GoldenTree has over 250 employees, with offices in New York, West Palm Beach, Charlotte, London, Dublin, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.goldentree.com.