Hayfin Emerald CLO IV DAC: 14 August 2020
The assets securing the notes will consist of a portfolio of primarily Senior Obligations, Mezzanine Obligations and High Yield Bonds, and will be managed by Hayfin Emerald Management LLP.
Hayfin Capital Management is a private credit alternative asset manager with approximately €15.1bln in assets under management as at 31 March 2020. Hayfin manages four core debt investment strategies: direct lending, special opportunities, high yield & syndicated loans and structured products. In its private debt strategies Hayfin focuses on generally less liquid, "off-the-run" investment opportunities where there is less competition to provide capital.
Eligibility criteria (includes): it is a Secured Senior Obligation, a Corporate Rescue Loan, an Unsecured Senior Obligation, a Mezzanine Obligation, a Second Lien Loan or a High Yield Bond (in each case, which is not a sub-participation of a sub-participation); it is not a Defaulted Obligation or a Credit Risk Obligation; it is not a Structured Finance Security or a Synthetic Security; it is not a lease; it is not a Zero Coupon Security or Step-Up Coupon Security; other than in the case of a Corporate Rescue Loan, it has an S&P Rating of not lower than "CCC-" and a Moody’s Rating of not lower than "Caa3"; is an obligation of an Obligor who is domiciled in a jurisdiction the Moody’s local currency country risk ceiling of which is “A3” or above; it is not a Project Finance Loan.
The Issuer anticipates that, by the Issue Date, it will have purchased or committed to purchase Collateral Obligations the Aggregate Principal Balance of which is equal to at least €280,936,841, which is approximately 80.3% of the Target Par Amount.
The notes are being offered by the Issuer through Goldman Sachs International in its capacity as placement agent of the offering of such notes subject to prior sale.
EU Risk Retention: Hayfin Emerald Management LLP shall act as the Retention Holder for the purposes of the EU Retention and Transparency Requirements. On the Issue Date the Retention Holder will, for so long as any Notes are outstanding, undertake to subscribe for and retain, on an ongoing basis, a material net economic interest of not less than 5% of the nominal value of each Class of Notes within the meaning of Articles 6(1) and 6(3)(a) of the Securitisation Regulation as it applies at the Issue Date.
U.S. Risk Retention: Based on the LSTA Decision, it should be assumed that no party involved in the transaction will obtain on the Issue Date and retain any Notes intended to satisfy the U.S. Risk Retention Rules.