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KBRA Assigns Ratings to GLS Auto Select Receivables Trust 2024-2

15 Apr 2024   |   New York


KBRA assigns ratings to four classes of notes (five tranches) issued by GLS Auto Select Receivables Trust 2024-2 ("GSAR 2024-2"), an auto loan ABS transaction.

GSAR 2024-2 represents the fourth near prime term ABS securitization for Global Lending Services LLC ("GLS" or the "Company"), and the second of 2024. GSAR 2024-2 issued four classes of notes (five tranches) totaling $289.65 million collateralized by a pool of retail automobile contracts, made to near prime obligors and secured by new and used automobiles.

The inaugural transaction for the GSAR platform closed in June 2023. Since 2014, the Company has also issued 26 securitizations under their GCAR program, collateralized by mostly subprime auto loans. The Company began originating subprime loans in 2013 and near prime loans via the "Select Program" in October 2021. The "Select Program" is a distinct product offering separate from the Company's subprime originations. The collateral in GSAR 2024-2 is comprised of "Select Program" loans only.

GLS is an auto finance company that was founded in 2011 and is majority-owned by funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management L.P. (“Sound Point”), an alternative asset manager. Funds managed by Sound Point and legacy funds formerly managed by BlueMountain Capital Management have invested $135 million since inception. Based on financials provided by the Company, GLS has been profitable since 2017.

KBRA applied its Auto Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology as well as its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and ESG Global Rating Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure, and GLS’s historical static pool data. KBRA considered its operation review of GLS, as well as periodic due diligence calls with GLS. Operative agreements and legal opinions were reviewed prior to closing.

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Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.

A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

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