Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Confirms Ratings on the Class A-1 Notes and the Class A Loans Issued by Cerberus Loan Funding XXIV L.P.

Structured Credit
August 18, 2022

DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) confirmed its rating of AAA (sf) on the Class A-1 Senior Secured Floating-Rate Notes (the Class A-1 Notes or the Notes) issued by Cerberus Loan Funding XXIV L.P. (Cerberus or the Issuer) pursuant to the Indenture dated August 7, 2018, among Cerberus, as Issuer; Cerberus LFGP XXIV, LLC, as General Partner; Cerberus Co-Issuer XXIV LLC, as Co-Issuer; Cerberus Business Finance, LLC (CBF), as Servicer; and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (rated AA with a Stable trend by DBRS Morningstar), as Trustee. DBRS Morningstar also confirmed its rating of AAA (sf) on the Class A Senior Secured Loans (the Class A Loans or the Loans) issued by Cerberus as the Borrower, pursuant to the Class A Loan Agreement, dated August 7, 2018, among the Borrower, Cerberus Co-Issuer XXIV LLC as the Co-Borrower, the General Partner, the Trustee, and each of the Class A Lenders hereto.

The ratings on the Notes and the Loans (together, the Debt) address the timely payments of interest and the ultimate payments of principal on or before the Stated Maturity (as defined in the Indenture referred to above).

The Debt issued by Cerberus is collateralized primarily by a portfolio of U.S. middle-market corporate loans. Cerberus is managed by CBF as Servicer. DBRS Morningstar considers CBF an acceptable collateralized loan obligation (CLO) manager.

The rating confirmations reflect the following primary considerations:
(1) The Indenture, dated as of August 7, 2018.
(2) The Class A Loan Agreement, dated August 7, 2018.
(3) The integrity of the transaction structure.
(4) DBRS Morningstar’s assessment of the portfolio quality.
(5) Adequate credit enhancement to withstand projected collateral loss rates under various cash flow stress scenarios.
(6) DBRS Morningstar’s assessment of the origination, servicing, and CLO management capabilities of CBF.

To assess portfolio credit quality, DBRS Morningstar provides a credit estimate or internal assessment for each nonfinancial corporate obligor in the portfolio that is 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 a facility.

For more information regarding DBRS Morningstar’s additional adjustment for select industries related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please see its May 18, 2020, commentary, “CLO Risk Exposure to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)” at

There were no Environmental, Social, or Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.

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 methodologies are Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit (January 26, 2022) and Cash Flow Assumptions for Corporate Credit Securitizations (January 26, 2022), which can be found on under Methodologies & Criteria.

The DBRS Morningstar Sovereigns group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts with the baseline scenarios 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:

Each of the principal asset class methodologies employed in the analysis addressed one or more particular risks or aspects of the rating and were factored into the rating decision. Specifically, the “Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit” (January 26, 2022) methodology provides a general overview of the entire rating process and details on asset analysis. The “Cash Flow Assumptions for Corporate Credit Securitizations” (January 26, 2022) methodology outlines the assumptions and analytical approach used in cash flow analysis.

The last rating action on this transaction took place on August 18, 2021, when DBRS Morningstar confirmed the ratings.

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: Quan Yoon, CFA, Vice President, U.S. Structured Credit
Rating Committee Chair: Jerry van Koolbergen, Managing Director, U.S. Structured Credit
Initial Rating Date: June 29, 2018

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-- Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit and CLO Asset Model Version (January 26, 2022),

-- Cash Flow Assumptions for Corporate Credit Securitizations (January 26, 2022),

-- 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 (June 15, 2022),