CIT Group closed an upsized, $750 million equipment lease securitization.

The deal, which was originally marketed at $500 million, sold five classes of fixed rate notes in a private offering backed by a pool of equipment leases from CIT Vendor Finance. The weighted average fixed coupon is 1.02%, which represents a weighted average credit spread of 0.58% over benchmark rates for the five classes of notes, according to a press release issued Thursday. The securitization had a net advance rate of 92.6%.

Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank Securities served as joint bookrunners on the transaction. Barclays and RBC Capital Markets served as co-managers on the transaction.

Details of the transaction are as follows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class

 

A-1

 

A-2

 

A-3

 

B

 

C

Size

 

$275,000,000

 

$210,000,000

 

$209,384,000

 

$27,808,000

 

$27,808,000

Ratings (S&P/Moody's)

 

A-1+(sf)/P-1(sf)

 

AAA(sf)/Aaa(sf)

 

AAA(sf)/Aaa(sf)

 

AA(sf)/Aa1(sf)

 

A(sf)/A1(sf)

Weighted Average Life
to Call

 

0.45

 

1.25

 

2.27

 

2.93

 

2.93

Credit Spread to
Benchmark

 

-0.03%

 

0.35%

 

0.65%

 

1.05%

 

1.40%

Fixed Rate Coupon

 

0.30%

 

0.65%

 

1.13%

 

1.69%

 

2.04%

Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. CIT has now completed 19 term equipment securitizations since 2000, 12 of which were backed exclusively by its U.S. vendor finance collateral. This transaction represents the first equipment securitization issued by subsidiary CIT Bank.

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