THL Credit Wind River 2018-3 CLO Ltd. Notes Assigned Ratings

OVERVIEW
  • THL Credit Wind River 2018-3 CLO Ltd./THL Credit Wind River 2018-3 CLO LLC's note issuance is a CLO transaction backed primarily by broadly syndicated senior secured term loans.
  • We assigned our ratings to the class A-1, B, C, D, and E notes.
  • The ratings reflect our view of the transaction's diversified collateral pool, credit enhancement, and legal structure, among other factors.
 
NEW YORK (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 7, 2018--S&P Global Ratings today assigned 
its ratings to THL Credit Wind River 2018-3 CLO Ltd./THL Credit Wind River 
2018-3 CLO LLC's floating-rate notes (see list).

The note issuance is a collateralized loan obligation transaction backed 
primarily by broadly syndicated senior secured term loans.

The ratings reflect:
  • The diversified collateral pool, which consists primarily of broadly syndicated speculative-grade (rated 'BB+' and lower) senior secured term loans that are governed by collateral quality tests.
  • The credit enhancement provided through the subordination of cash flows, excess spread, and overcollateralization.
  • The collateral manager's experienced team, which can affect the performance of the rated notes through collateral selection, ongoing portfolio management, and trading.
  • The transaction's legal structure, which is expected to be bankruptcy remote.