Research: Rating Action: Moody’s assigns a rating to a class of notes issued by Bain Capital Credit CLO 2022-6, Limited

New York, August 18, 2022 — Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has assigned a rating to a class of bonds issued by Bain Capital Credit CLO 2022-6, Limited (the “Issuer” or “Bain Capital 2022- 6”).

Moody’s rating action is as follows:

$300,000,000 Class A-1 senior secured floating rate notes due 2035 (the “Class A-1 Notes”), final rating assigned Aaa (sf)

RATINGS RATIONALE

The rationale for the rating is based on our methodology and takes into account all relevant risks, in particular those associated with the portfolio and the structure of the CLO.

Bain Capital 2022-6 is a managed cash flow CLO. The Notes issued will be secured primarily by extensively syndicated senior secured corporate loans. At least 90% of the portfolio must consist of senior secured loans, up to 10% of the portfolio may consist of second lien loans or senior unsecured loans, no more than 5.0% may consist of of assets not linked to authorized loans, no more than 2.5% may be composed of senior unsecured obligations and no more than 1% may be composed of senior unsecured obligations with a Moody’s rating lower than Ba2. The portfolio is increased by approximately 90% on the closing date.

Bain Capital Credit US CLO Manager II, LP (the “Manager”) will direct the selection, acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the Issuer and may engage in trading activities, including discretionary trading, during the five-year reinvestment period of the transaction. . Thereafter, subject to certain restrictions, the Manager may reinvest unscheduled principal payments and proceeds from the sale of credit risk assets.

In addition to the Class A-1 Notes, the Issuer has issued five other classes of Secured Notes and one class of Subordinated Notes.

The transaction incorporates interest and face value coverage tests which, if triggered, divert interest and principal proceeds to repay the notes in order of seniority.

Moody’s modeled the transaction using a cash flow model based on the binomial expansion technique, as described in section 2.3.2.1 of the rating methodology “Moody’s Global Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations”. published in December 2021.

For modeling purposes, Moody’s used the following basic assumptions:

Nominal amount: $500,000,000

Diversity score: 85

Weighted Average Rating Factor (WARF): 3200

Weighted Average Deviation (WAS): 3.40%

Weighted Average Coupon (WAC): 6.50%

Weighted average recovery rate (WARR): 47.0%

Weighted Average Life (WAL): 8.18 years

Methodology underlying the rating action:

The main methodology used in this rating is “Moody’s Global Approach to Rating Collateralized Loan Obligations” published in December 2021 and available on https://ratings.moodys.com/api/rmc-documents/74832. Otherwise, please see the Scoring Methodologies page on https://ratings.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.

Factors that may lead to a rating improvement or deterioration:

The performance of the Class A-1 Notes is subject to uncertainty. The performance of the Class A-1 Notes is sensitive to the performance of the underlying portfolio, which in turn depends on changing economic and credit conditions. The Manager’s investment decisions and the management of the Transaction will also affect the performance of the Class A-1 Notes.

Further details regarding Moody’s analysis of this transaction can be found in the related pre-sale report, available at Moodys.com.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

For details on key rating assumptions and Moody’s sensitivity analysis, see the Methodological Assumptions and Sensitivity to Assumptions sections in the Disclosure Form. Moody’s rating symbols and definitions can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com/rating-definitions.

Further information on representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms available to investors can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com/documents/PBS_1337184.

The analysis relies on an assessment of the characteristics of the collateral to determine the distribution of collateral losses, ie the function correlated to an assumption about the probability of occurrence of each level of possible collateral losses. Secondly, Moody’s assesses each possible collateral loss scenario using a model that reproduces the relevant structural characteristics to deduce the payouts and therefore the ultimate potential losses for each rated instrument. The loss incurred by a rated instrument in each collateral loss scenario, weighted by assumptions about the likelihood of events in that scenario occurring, results in the expected loss of the rated instrument.

Moody’s quantitative analysis involves an evaluation of scenarios that focus on factors contributing to rating sensitivity and consider the likelihood of material collateral losses or impaired cash flows. Moody’s weights the impact on rated instruments based on its assumptions of the likelihood of events in such scenarios occurring.

For ratings issued on a program, series, category/class of debt or security, this announcement provides certain regulatory information regarding each rating of a subsequently issued bond or note of the same series, category/class of debt, security or under a program for which ratings are derived exclusively from existing ratings in accordance with Moody’s rating practices. For ratings issued on a media provider, this announcement provides certain regulatory information relating to the credit rating action on the media provider and each particular credit rating action for securities whose credit ratings are derived from the support provider’s credit rating. For the provisional ratings, this press release provides certain regulatory information relating to the provisional rating assigned, and to a final rating that may be assigned after the final issuance of the debt, in each case where the structure and conditions of the transaction n have not changed prior to the final rating being assigned in a way that would have affected the rating. For more information, please see the issuer/transaction page of the respective issuer at https://ratings.moodys.com.

For all relevant securities or rated entities receiving direct credit support from the lead entity(ies) of this credit rating action, and whose ratings may change as a result of this credit rating action , the associated regulatory information will be that of the guarantor entity. Exceptions to this approach exist for the following information, if applicable to the jurisdiction: Ancillary services, Information to be provided to the rated entity, Information to be provided by the rated entity.

The rating has been communicated to the rated entity or its designated agent(s) and issued without modification as a result of such communication.

This rating is requested. Please refer to Moody’s Policy for the Designation and Assignment of Unsolicited Credit Ratings available on its website. https://ratings.moodys.com.

The regulatory information contained in this press release applies to the credit rating and, if applicable, the outlook or rating revision relating thereto.

Moody’s general principles for assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in our credit analysis are available at https://ratings.moodys.com/documents/PBC_1288235.

The worldwide credit rating on this credit rating announcement has been issued by one of Moody’s affiliates outside the EU and is approved by Moody’s Deutschland GmbH, An der Welle 5, Frankfurt am Main. -le-Main 60322, Germany, in accordance with Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies. Further information on the EU approval status and the Moody’s office that issued the credit rating can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com.

The worldwide credit rating on this credit rating announcement has been issued by one of Moody’s affiliates outside the UK and is approved by Moody’s Investors Service Limited, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FA under the law applicable to credit rating agencies in the United Kingdom. . Further information on the UK endorsement status and the Moody’s office that issued the credit rating can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com.

Please see https://ratings.moodys.com for any updates on changes to the lead rating analyst and Moody’s legal entity that issued the rating.

Please see the issuer/transaction page at https://ratings.moodys.com for additional regulatory information for each credit rating.

Susanna Sava
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Structured Finance Group
Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
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Yu Sun, CFA
Senior Vice President/Manager
Structured Finance Group
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