KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to SFS Asset Securitization LLC, Series 2019-1

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to three classes of notes (the “Notes”) issued by SFS Asset Securitization LLC, Series 2019-1.

This transaction is the second securitization for Kapitus, formerly known as Strategic Funding Source, Inc. (“SFS” or the “Company”). The proceeds of the sale of the Series 2019-1 Notes will also be used to pay down the SFS 2018-1 transaction, purchase receivables, fund the reserve account and pay related fees and expenses. The Notes are “expandable” term notes such that at any time during the revolving period, the Issuer may periodically issue additional Notes, up to a maximum amount of $500.0 million, as long as certain conditions are met, including receipt of Rating Agency Confirmation.

Founded in 2006, Kapitus is a specialty financial services and technology company that uses its proprietary risk scoring model, transactional data, technology systems and platforms to provide capital to small and medium-sized businesses. Kapitus’ underwriting approach relies on multiple data sources and metrics related to a business owner that the Company believes to be predictive of the business owner’s credit performance.

The transaction features a revolving period, which will end on the earlier of (i) November 30, 2022, approximately 36 months after the closing date and (ii) the date on which a rapid amortization event has occurred that is not later cured or waived. Credit enhancement will consist of overcollateralization, subordination (in the case of the Class A and Class B Notes), excess spread, an excess funding account, a capitalized interest account, and a reserve account, which will initially be funded in an amount equal to 0.50% of the aggregate balance of the Series 2019-1 Notes divided by 95.00%.

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Preliminary Rating


Initial Principal Balance

Class A

A (sf)



Class B

BBB- (sf)



Class C

BB+ (sf)



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