Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Assigns Ratings to Class A Loans Issued by BTC Offshore Holdings Fund II-B LLC

Structured Credit
October 20, 2021

DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) assigned the following ratings to the Class A-D Loans, the Class A-R Loans, and the Class A-T Loans (collectively, the Class A Loans) issued by BTC Offshore Holdings Fund II-B LLC, pursuant to the Credit Agreement dated as of October 20, 2021, among BTC Offshore Holdings Fund II-B LLC as the Borrower; the Lenders referred to therein; Natixis, New York Branch as the Administrative Agent; Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (U.S.A.) Limited as the Collateral Agent; and Alter Domus (US) LLC as the Collateral Administrator and Collateral Custodian:

-- Class A-D Loans at AA (sf)
-- Class A-R Loans at AA (sf)
-- Class A-T Loans at AA (sf)

The ratings on the Class A Loans address the timely payment of interest (excluding any Excess Interest Amounts, as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to above) and the ultimate payment of principal on or before the Stated Maturity (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to above).

The Class A Loans issued by BTC Offshore Holdings Fund II-B LLC are collateralized primary by a portfolio of U.S. middle-market corporate loans. Blue Torch Offshore Credit Opportunities Master Fund II LP (Blue Torch Capital) will manage BTC Offshore Holdings Fund II-B LLC. DBRS Morningstar considers Blue Torch Capital an acceptable collateralized loan obligation (CLO) manager.

The ratings reflect the following primary considerations:

(1) The Credit Agreement, dated October 20, 2021.
(2) The integrity of the transaction structure.
(3) DBRS Morningstar’s assessment of the portfolio quality.
(4) Adequate credit enhancement to withstand projected collateral loss rates under various cash flow stress scenarios.
(5) DBRS Morningstar’s assessment of the origination, servicing, and CLO management capabilities of Blue Torch Capital.

To assess portfolio credit quality, DBRS Morningstar provides a credit estimate or internal assessment for each nonfinancial corporate obligor in the portfolio not rated by DBRS Morningstar. Credit estimates are not ratings; rather, they represent a model-driven default probability for each obligor that is used in assigning a rating to the facility.

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the resulting isolation measures have caused an immediate economic contraction, leading in some cases to increases in unemployment rates and income reductions for many borrowers. DBRS Morningstar anticipates that delinquencies may continue to increase in the coming months for many CLO transactions. The ratings are based on additional analysis to expected performance as a result of the global efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at

All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

The principal methodology is Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit (February 8, 2021), which can be found on under Methodologies & Criteria.

The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the baseline scenarios as set forth in the following report:

The rated entity or its related entities did participate in the rating process for this rating action. DBRS Morningstar had access to the accounts and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this rating action.

Please see the related appendix for additional information regarding the sensitivity of assumptions used in the rating process.

This rating is endorsed by DBRS Ratings Limited for use in the United Kingdom, and by DBRS Ratings GmbH for use in the European Union, respectively. The following additional regulatory disclosures apply to endorsed ratings:

This rating concerns a newly issued financial instrument. This is the first DBRS Morningstar rating on this financial instrument.

For further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a central repository, see: DBRS Morningstar understands further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates may be published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on its webpage:

Lead Analyst: Joseph Priolo, Senior Vice President, U.S. Structured Credit
Rating Committee Chair: Glen Leppert, Senior Vice President, U.S. Structured Credit
Initial Rating Date: October 20, 2021

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-- Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit and DBRS Morningstar CLO Asset Model Version 2.2.3 (February 8, 2021),

-- Cash Flow Assumptions for Corporate Credit Securitizations (February 8, 2021),

-- Operational Risk Assessment for Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) and Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) Managers of Large Corporate Credits (September 20, 2021),

-- Interest Rate Stresses for U.S. Structured Finance Transactions (June 10, 2021),

-- Legal Criteria for U.S. Structured Finance (December 21, 2020),