Munich – BayernLB has successfully placed its first-ever STS-compliant synthetic securitisation, with a EUR 1 billion reference portfolio comprising corporate loans. The transaction meets the regulatory criteria for STS (simple, transparent and standardised) securitisations. The capital structure consists of three tranches, whereby BayernLB retains the equity tranche (first loss) and the senior tranche. To transfer the entire mezzanine tranche exposure, credit-linked notes (CLNs) were issued and have been placed with two investors, Chorus Capital and M&G.