Frontline Perspectives: Updated Methodology - Venture Debt

Presented by

Sergey Moiseenko, Kyle Stanford, Stephanie Mah

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DBRS Morningstar is hosting a Frontline Perspectives series on its enhanced methodologies in the asset-backed securities sector. There will be three sessions held in January 2023, moderated by Stephanie Mah, Senior Vice President, Structured Finance Research, on the recently released updated methodologies for Venture Debt, Whole Business Securitizations, and Litigation Finance. The first webinar will be January 19 at 2:00 p.m .EST, discussing the prevalence of venture debt within the U.S. venture capital market and provides an overview of our Venture Debt methodology. The conversation will posit which industries have been best suited for the use of debt products and highlight the shift in the loan market needs of both companies and lenders, which affects the risks associated with venture debt. The webinar will also provide an overview of DBRS Morningstar’s analytical approach to rating venture debt securitizations. The presentation features senior DBRS Morningstar analyst Sergey Moiseenko, who will be joined by Kyle Stanford, a senior U.S. venture analyst from Pitchbook. The enhanced methodology is available under attachments below.

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