Aegon NV's recent sale of Transamerica Maritime Containers - a prominent maritime container lessor - could point to a new issuer in intermodal ABS, sources said.
The company was recently acquired by New York-based private equity firm the Jordan Company to the tune of $1.2 billion. Jordan has created TAL International Group to control Transamerica Maritime. In addition to the funds managed by Jordan, investors include London-based private equity firm Klesch & Company and TMC's senior management team. Officials at Transamerica said the decision to securitize would rest with the Jordon. Phone calls to Jordan seeking comment were not returned as of press time.