Accessing Private Equity
The Astrea III PE Bonds are the first listed bonds in Singapore backed by cash flows from Private Equity Funds. They represent the third series in the Astrea Platform and were a significant milestone in the development of Singapore’s bond market.
Key Highlights of Semi-Annual
Portfolio Activity (US$)
For the latest Distribution Period, US$102m of distributions were received from the PE Funds while US$3m was invested through capital calls. The net distributions of US$99m were applied to the Priority of Payments. These cash flow and fair value gains of US$92m resulted in an ending Portfolio NAV of US$443m.
Class A-2 Notes Fully Redeemed
US$170m of Class A-2 Notes were fully redeemed, as scheduled.
Class B Notes Fully Redeemed
Upon full redemption of the Class A Notes, pursuant to Clause 12 of the Priority of Payments, 90% of the total cash balance in the Operating Accounts remaining (after application of Clause 1 to Clause 11 of the Priority of Payments) was used to redeem the outstanding US$12m of Class B Notes. This resulted in the Class B Notes being fully redeemed.
For more information on the Class B Notes redemption, please refer to the latest distribution report.
Class C Notes Partially Redeemed
Upon full redemption of the Class B Notes, pursuant to Clause 13 of the Priority of Payments, 90% of the total cash balance in the Operating Accounts remaining (after application of Clause 1 to Clause 12 of the Priority of Payments) was used to redeem the outstanding US$110m of Class C Notes. This resulted in US$76m of Class C Notes being redeemed.
Future semi-annual interest PIK interest payments of 9.25% per annum to Class C Noteholders will be based on the outstanding principal balance of the Class C Notes.
For more information on the Class C Notes redemption, please refer to the latest distribution report.
|Class||Class A-1 Notes||Class A-2 Notes||Class B Notes||Class C Notes|
|Interest Rate Per Annum||3.90%||4.65%||6.50%||9.25% PIK|
|Interest Rate Step-Up Per Annum||1.0%||1.0%||N/A||N/A|
|Scheduled Call Date||8 July 2019||8 July 2021||-||-|
|Maturity Date||8 July 2026||8 July 2026||8 July 2026||8 July 2026|
|Ratings (Fitch / S&P)||A+sf2 / A+ (sf)3||A+sf4 / Not rated||A+sf5 / Not rated||Not rated|
|Redemption Premium||0.3% of Class A-1 principal amount||N/A||N/A||5.0% of cash flows|
1The Class C Principal includes 10 periods of PIK interest.
2The Class A-1 Notes were rated Asf at launch by Fitch and were upgraded to A+sf on 10 July 2017. Click here for the press release.
3The Class A-1 Notes were rated A (sf) at launch by S&P and were upgraded to A+ (sf) on 27 September 2017. Click here for the press release.
4The Class A-2 Notes were rated Asf at launch by Fitch and were upgraded to A+sf on 17 May 2019. Click here for the press release.
5The Class B Notes were rated BBBsf at launch by Fitch and were upgraded to BBB+sf on 17 May 2019. Click here for the press release. The notes were then upgraded from BBB+sf to Asf by Fitch on 28 April 2020. Click here for the press release. The notes were then upgraded from Asf to A+sf by Fitch on 22 Feb 2021. Click here for the press release.
Astrea III Information Memorandum dated 21 June 2016
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