Dell, Ascentium Launch Equipment ABS: Dell Financial Services’ $996.58 million deal is backed by leases and loans on Dell and (for the first time) EMC branded equipment. It’s also Dell’s first deal to be rated by Fitch Ratings, which assigned an AAA to senior notes benefitting from 16.9% credit enhancement. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo are co-lead managers.
Ascentium’s $235.6 million deal is backed by leases on small and mid-sized ticket equipment. (Medical equipment represents the largest exposure at roughly 25%.) Kroll Bond Rating agency expects to assign AAA ratings to three tranches of senior notes benefitting from 22.5% credit enhancement. So far, the sponsor has only acquired $226.1 million of the collateral, it has 90 days after closing to acquire the remaining $25.2 million.