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2Q20 US syndicated down 46% y-o-y; 1H20 off 33% Following the shock, fear and aggressive spread of the Covid-19 virus which brought the world to a standstill in 1Q20, the pandemic and its impact on the global psyche became a mainstay in 2Q20. Across the capital markets, virtual office environments were up and running farView Article
Q2 was as bad as expected PitchBook’s latest US PE Breakdown is out this Friday, and newsletter subscribers will have access to it that morning. The first full quarter of COVID-impacted data is in and it isn’t pretty. Overall US PE deal flow was down 54% from the first quarter, from 1,147 transactions to onlyView Article
Private Debt Investors are Planning Commitments to Fewer But Larger Funds Diversification and uncorrelated returns are the main reasons why investors allocate to private debt, and they are continuing to plan commitments in this period of uncertainty. Based on Preqin’s fund search data, it seems though, that private debt investors are adapting their strategy asView Article
Dislocation, yes – but direct lending still rules the roost Apollo’s $12bn tie-up with Mubadala shows there’s plenty of life left in direct lending yet. Gaining momentum after a very slow start, our preliminary fundraising figures for the first half of this year show around $60 billion raised for private debt globally – around $25View Article
Fundraising sped up in Q1 Download PitchBook’s Report here. Somewhat expected, we found a quirk in Q1 fundraising data that should reverse soon. Funds that closed in the first three months of 2020 were wrapped up relatively quickly compared to 2019, according to PitchBook’s latest US Middle Market Report. As a whole, middle market funds thatView Article
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Third Quarter 2020
Beginning in May 2020 The Lead Left published a series of articles on high yield bonds. This report consolidates those articles.
Beginning in March 2020 The Lead Left published a series of articles on Covid-19 and the market. This report consolidates those articles.