KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Servpro Master Issuer, LLC – Series 2019-1 Senior Secured Notes

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announces the preliminary ratings to two note classes of Servpro Master Issuer, LLC, a whole business securitization.

This transaction represents SERVPRO’s first securitization. This transaction is structured as a whole business securitization in which Servpro Industries, LLC (“SERVPRO” or the “Company”) and certain of its affiliates will contribute substantially all of their revenue-generating assets to Servpro Master Issuer, LLC (the “Issuer”). The Issuer is expected to issue $45 million of Series 2019-1, Class A-1 Notes (the “Class A-1 Notes”) and $480 million of Series 2019-1, Class A-2 Notes (the “Class A-2 Notes”, and together with the Class A-1 Notes, the “Notes”). The transaction collateral includes existing and future franchise and development agreements, product supply contracts, call center payments, document restoration assets, vendor commissions, other franchisee fees and securitization information technology and intellectual property. The proceeds from the offered notes will be used to refinance SERVPRO’s existing credit facilities, pay certain transaction expenses, make deposits into certain transaction accounts and for general corporate purposes, which may include a distribution to the Company’s equity holders.

KBRA analyzed the transaction using the Global General Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities published on November 28, 2017 and the Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology published on August 8, 2018. KBRA also conducted an on-site operational review of SERVPRO at its Gallatin, TN headquarters in June 2019. KBRA will review the final operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.

The preliminary ratings are based on information known to KBRA at the time of this publication. Information received subsequent to this release could result in the assignment of final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.

Series 2019-1


Preliminary Rating


Initial Principal Balance

Class A-1 Notes


BBB (sf)



Class A-2 Notes


BBB (sf)



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Analytical Contacts:

Xilun Chen, CFA, Senior Director

(646) 731-2431


Abby Barkwell, Associate Director

(646) 731-3304


Shalin Rajpara, Senior Analyst

(646) 731-3337


James Chiavaro, Analyst

(646) 731-2383


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