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KBRA Assigns a Rating to BNP Paribas' Participation in a Secured Revolving Credit Tranche A Facility to Lone Star Fund XII, L.P.

29 Mar 2024   |   London


KBRA UK (KBRA) assigns a rating to BNP Paribas' ("BNPP") participation in a Secured Revolving Credit Tranche A Facility (the "Facility") to Lone Star Fund XII, L.P. ("Fund XII" or the "Fund"). The Facility is provided by a consortium of lenders including BNPP. KBRA has assigned an A rating and Stable outlook to BNPP's $250.0 million commitment to the $2.1 billion Tranche A Facility.

The Lenders have a first priority security interest in the uncalled capital commitments of the Fund, including security over the right of the general partner to make capital calls. The Lenders also benefit from bank account security over the capital call accounts. The Facility agreement includes two tranches, a Tranche A Facility and Tranche B Facility. Tranche A is senior to Tranche B, including relating to rights of payment, with the proceeds of capital calls made by the Agent to be used first to repay Tranche A. Additionally, Tranche B can only be drawn once Tranche A has been fully drawn.

Established in 1995, Lone Star is a private equity firm that has organised 23 funds with aggregate capital commitments totalling approximately $87.0 billion. Lone Star has a global footprint with 11 international offices across North America, Europe and Asia. Fund XII is a 2022 vintage fund. As of December 2023, Fund XII had raised an aggregate of $4,459 million in capital commitments from approximately 67 Limited Partners. The Fund will follow a similar strategy to its predecessor funds to invest opportunistically across a variety of investment assets but generally seek opportunistic investments in financial and other investment assets, including single-family residential debt and corporate and consumer debt products as well as investments in financially oriented and other operating companies.

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