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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Avoca CLO XVII Designated Activity Company

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of notes issued by Avoca CLO XVII Designated Activity Company.

Avoca CLO XVII Designated Activity Company is a cash flow collateralised loan obligation (CLO) managed by KKR Credit Advisors (Ireland) Unlimited Company (the collateral manager). The CLO will have a 4.5-year reinvestment period and the legal final maturity is 15 October 2032. The ratings reflect initial credit enhancement levels, five levels of coverage tests including par value and interest coverage tests, excess spread, and a reinvestment overcollateralisation test.

The collateral in Avoca CLO XVII Designated Activity Company will mainly consist of European leveraged loans and bonds issued by corporate obligors diversified across sectors. The obligors in the portfolio have a K-WARF of 2525, which represents a weighted average portfolio assessment of approximately B. The total portfolio par amount is €550 million with exposures to over 175 obligors. This is a reset transaction with a €100 million upsize and the portfolio is expected to be over 95% ramped at closing, with the remainder acquired before the transaction’s effective date.

KKR Credit Advisors (Ireland) Unlimited Company (KKR Credit Advisors or the collateral manager), is an Irish resident company formed in 2002 (fka Avoca Capital) to manage European debt. KKR Credit Ireland, formerly Avoca Capital, was acquired by KKR & Co. L.P. in 2014 and is a relying adviser of KKR Credit US (KKR), a global asset manager founded in 1976. KKR is a global asset management platform with approximately $206 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of August 2019, including approximately $70 billion across leveraged credit, private credit, and special situations. Headquartered in New York, New York, KKR employs over 430 investment professionals across 9 cities in 8 countries. The European leveraged credit leadership team has over 20 years of industry experience. Dedicated leveraged credit sector analysts and traders with various levels of experience are based in Dublin and London and are supported by risk, compliance, and credit strategies functions.

The Class B-1R and B-2R Notes each have par subordination of 27.5% and 10% cushion on the Class A/B Par Value Test. The preliminary ratings on both Class B-1R and B-2R Notes represent timely interest and ultimate principal, and the preliminary ratings on C-R, D-R, E-R, and F-R Notes represent ultimate payment of interest and principal by the stated maturity date.

KBRA analysed the transaction using Global Structured Credit Rating Methodology published on August 7, 2018 and the and the Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology published on August 8, 2018.

Class

Preliminary Rating

Initial Principal Amount

Interest Rate

Class B-1R

AA (sf)

€37,750,000

3mE + 1.70%

Class B-2R

AA (sf)

€20,000,000

2.20%

Class C-R

A (sf)

€38,500,000

3mE + 2.50%

Class D-R

BBB (sf)

€35,530,000

3mE + 3.85%

Class E-R

BB- (sf)

€27,500,000

3mE + 6.38%

Class F-R

B- (sf)

€13,750,000

3mE + 8.84%

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Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the EU Information Disclosure Form. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at www.kbra.com.

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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider, and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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Adam DeJong, Associate (Lead Analyst)

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Sean Malone, CFA, Director

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Kathy Song, CFA, Associate Director

+1 (646) 731-1209

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Eric Hudson, Managing Director (Rating Committee Chair)

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Chinese Blockchain Market, 2019: Size & Spending Across 11 Sectors, 75+ Application Segments, Type of Blockchain, and Technology, 2016-2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “China Blockchain Business Opportunities and Outlook Databook Series (2016-2025) – Blockchain Market Size / Spending Across 11 Sectors, 75+ Application Segments, Type of Blockchain, and Technology (Applications, Services, Hardware)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Blockchain spend in China has increased at 101.7% during 2018 to reach US$ 877.2 million. Over the forecast period (2019-2025), spend on blockchain is expected to record a CAGR of 45.7%, increasing from US$ 1,622.1 million in 2019 to reach US$ 22,594.1 million by 2025.

This business intelligence report aims to analyze market opportunities and risks in blockchain technology and its applications in over 75 areas across 11 industries in China. This is a data centric report, consisting of 185 charts and 150 tables, providing detailed understanding of market dynamics. This report covers country level market size / spending forecast (2016-2025) by blockchain applications, type of blockchain, and technology domain.

Report Scope

China Market Size & Spending by Industry, 2016-2025

  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Defense & Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Public Sector
  • Professional Services
  • Agriculture
  • Energy and Utilities

China Market Size / Spending by Type of Blockchain, 2016-2025 (for each industry)

  • Public
  • Private
  • Hybrid

China Market Size / Spending by Technology Domain, 2016-2025 (for each industry)

  • Application and Platform
  • Service
  • Hardware

China Market Size & Spending by Blockchain Application, 2016-2025

1. Banking & Finance – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • KYC Data and Due Diligence
  • Trade Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Initial Coin Offerings
  • Fraud Detection
  • Cross Border Payments
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Loan Management

2. Insurance – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Product Development and Distribution
  • Policy Administration and Operations
  • Claims Processing
  • Pricing / Underwriting
  • Risk Capital and Investment Management
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Payment and Collections

3. Healthcare & Pharmaceutical – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Drug Traceability
  • Clinical Trials
  • Drug Development
  • Data Management – Monitoring and IOT Devices
  • Health Records & Data Security
  • Claims Billing and Payment
  • Supply Chain Management

4. Retail – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Product Tracing and Counterfeit Goods
  • Billing and Payment
  • Claims and Settlements
  • Virtual Warranty Management
  • Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Management

5. Automotive & Transport – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Automotive Spare Parts and Warranty
  • Identity Management
  • Ride Sharing
  • V2X Communication
  • Auto Financing
  • Billing and Payment
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Automotive Asset Transfer

6. Defense & Aerospace – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Contract Management
  • Manufacturing Process and Part Identification
  • Document Management and Secure Communication
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Secure Platform and Application Development
  • Asset Transfer
  • Cybersecurity

7. Construction – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Asset Transfer
  • Contract Management
  • IOT
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Payment and Settlement

8. Public Sector – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Identity and Access Management
  • Voting Systems
  • Regulatory Compliance and Audit
  • Asset Management and Registration
  • Health Records
  • Processing Tax Payments
  • Government Payments and Citizen Services
  • Other

9. Professional Services – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Identity and Access Management
  • Regulatory Compliance and Audit
  • Payment and Settlement
  • Contract Management
  • Secure Platform and Application Development
  • Document Management and Secure Communication
  • Other

10. Agriculture – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Produce Tracking and Authentication
  • Payment and Settlement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Contract Management
  • Other

11. Energy and Utilities – Blockchain Spending / Market Size

  • Smart Metering and Billing
  • Contract Management
  • Energy Credits / Certificates
  • Trading and Smart Grids
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Reason to Buy

  • How big is the opportunity for blockchain technology based products and services in China?
  • How much are leading players in China investing in blockchain based initiatives?
  • Which application areas across industries and should be targeted to maximize ROI?

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/kv64d6

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C5 Accelerate Launches its Latest Network Accelerator Program in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C5 Accelerate (C5A), a global business accelerator based in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce its 5th Network Accelerator in Washington to help early stage growth driven companies gain access to education, mentorship, investors and business development support.

C5 is excited to add space technology to its Accelerator as industry and government seek to leverage this domain to create new solutions at the intersection of cyber and space.

Six innovative companies have been chosen to participate in this cohort:

  • ArQit, a groundbreaking security and blockchain-focused space start-up leveraging laser technology to revolutionize the transfer of secure data;
  • Keyless Technologies, a decentralized biometric authentication and identity management platform;
  • ANOVA Intelligence, a cyber intelligence provider for critical infrastructure and U.S. national security agencies;
  • metaMe, a digital privacy data and anonymity company that enables users to control their own information the way they want;
  • YetiCloud, a b2b IT automation software company focused on solving problems in the cloud; and roves the ongoing IT experience for its customers by reducing
  • Think Cyber Security, a cyber education and security awareness training that enables the company to ensure people, who are the last line of defense, are trained and ready for any cyber threat.

These companies will benefit from C5A’s Network Accelerator Program’s proven track record and ability to bring together global leaders, experts, mentors and venture investors as well as its in depth and focused business development agenda for founders and their top leadership team.

The program will launch on September 30th and end with a “panel and pitch day” on October 18th where cohort members will be given the opportunity to present to C5A’s extensive network as well as hear from leading figures within that network and from the cyber and space industries.

About C5 Accelerate

C5 Accelerate is part of the C5 Enterprise, which includes C5 Capital and C5 Philanthropy. C5 Accelerate has been designing and leading startup acceleration programs since 2016. More than 75 startups from 44 countries have graduated from our world-class acceleration program. Our focus is finding world class leaders and technologies in cybersecurity, space, AI and cloud-based technologies.

The investment team is led by seasoned executives, and their work is enhanced by a unique network of strategic partners who are leaders in commerce, technology, industry, geopolitics, academia and government.

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Global HPC and DaaS Market Analysis, 2019-2024 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “High Performance Computing and Data as a Service Market by Technology, Computing Type, Deployment Model, Use Case, Application, Sector (Consumer, Enterprise, Industrial, Government), Industry Vertical, and Region 2019-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This research evaluates the HPC market including companies, solutions, use cases, and applications. The analysis includes HPC by organizational size, software and system type, server type, and price band, and industry verticals. It also assesses the market for integration of various artificial intelligence technologies in HPC. It also evaluates the exascale-level HPC market including analysis by component, hardware type, service type, and industry vertical. It also provides HPC market sizing by component, hardware type, service type, and industry vertical from 2019 to 2024.

This research also evaluates the technologies, companies, strategies, and solutions for DaaS. It assesses business opportunities for enterprise use of own data, others data, and combination of both. It analyzes opportunities for enterprise to monetize their own data through various third-party DaaS offerings. It evaluates opportunities for DaaS in major industry verticals as well as the future outlook for emerging data monetization. Forecasts include global and regional projections by Sector, Data Collection, Source, and Structure from 2019 to 2024.

Market Summary & Insights

No longer solely the realm of supercomputers, the high-performance computing market is increasingly provided via cluster computing. By way of example, Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides a computational clustering solution in conjunction with Intel that represents HPC Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This particular HPC IaaS offering environment provides customized tenant clusters tailored to client and application requirements. Key to this particular solution is the intelligent use of APIs, which enable a high degree of flexibility and what HPE refers to as Dynamic Fabric Configuration.

These type of solutions, provided within a cloud-computing based as a Service model, allow HPC market offerings to be extended via HPC-as-a-Service (HPCaaS) to a much wider range of industry verticals and companies, thereby providing computational services to solve a much broader array of problems. Industry use cases are increasingly emerging that benefit from HPC-level computing, many of which benefit from split processing between localized device/platform and HPCaaS.

HPC currently suffers from an accessibility problem as well as inefficiencies and supercomputer skill gaps. Stated differently, the market for HPCaaS (e.g. access to high-performance computing services) currently suffers from problems related to the utilization, scheduling, and set-up time to run jobs on supercomputers. Some companies are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to improve HPC scheduling. As supercomputing resources are typically scarce and expensive, scheduling is important to ensure optimal computational workload scheduling. One company, Microsurgeonbot, Inc. (doing business as MSB.ai), which is developing a tool for setting up computing jobs for supercomputers. There is clearly a very long tail opportunity in HPC through Use of AI tools. HPCaaS will reach scale only through greater supercomputer accessibility.

Data produced by HPC is often difficult to use or even useless at times. Data needs to be managed and presented in a manner that is useful as information. Data as a Service (DaaS) represents a service model in which data is transformed into useful information. DaaS is one part of the larger Everything as a Service (XaaS) cloud computing based services model, including the traditional three horizontals of SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). It intersects with all three and derives value from a number of different horizontals and verticals.

Vendor managed DaaS systems provide necessary scalability and security for sustainable services execution. DaaS is expected to grow significantly in the near future due to a few dominant themes including cloud-based infrastructure/services, enterprise data syndication, and the consumer services trend towards XaaS. In addition to leveraging big data analytics, another approach to transform data into useful information is through the use of AI. One of the important growth areas for the DaaS market is to leverage AI to offer value-added data in a Decisions as a Service model.

Companies Mentioned

  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
  • Amazon Web Services Inc.
  • Atos SE
  • Cisco Systems
  • DELL Technologies Inc.
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NEC Corporation
  • NVIDIA
  • Rackspace Inc.

Key Topics Covered

High-Performance Computing (HPC) Market by Component, Infrastructure, Services, Price Band, HPC Applications, Deployment Type, and Region 2019-2024

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. High-Performance Computing Market Analysis and Forecast

4. High-Performance Computing Company Analysis

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Appendix: Future of Computing

Data as a Service (DaaS) Market: Enterprise, Industrial, Public, and Government DaaS 2019-2024

1. Executive Summary

2. Data as a Service Technologies

3. Data as a Service Market

4. Data as a Service Strategies

5. Data as a Service Applications

6. Market Outlook and Future of Data as a Service

7. Data as a Service Market Analysis and Forecasts 2019-2024

8. Regional DaaS Market Analysis and Forecasts 2019-2024

9. Conclusions and Recommendations

10. Appendix

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/2vec7s

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