GCR places Sterling Investment Management SPV Plc’s Series 1 and Series 2 Bonds Nigerian National Scale Issue credit rating of BBB(NG) on “Review Extension”
Lagos, 30 September 2021 – GCR Ratings (“GCR”) has placed Sterling Investment Management SPV Plc’s national scale issue credit rating of BBB(NG) on ‘Review Extension’. The ratings process is ongoing and GCR expects to publicly release the updated rating results by 31 October 2021.
The rating assigned in the last review is still in effect and remain unchanged until the review process is completed.
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The rated entity participated in the rating process via teleconferences and other written correspondence.
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