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Wind CDS orphaned? We noted last month that orphaned CDS seemed to be on the rise, with both EDP in Portugal and Italy’s Wind possibly losing their relationships with deliverable obligations. The picture was clear with EDP – bonds will be issued out of EDP Finance BV and this was reflected in the entity’s inclusionView Article
Strong investor appetite supports institutional issuance but tougher credits command better terms Despite robust market technicals including two weeks of retail fund inflows and a steady CLO pipeline, institutional lenders are reconciling strong demand for assets with discipline around credit quality. Roughly $34Bn of institutional loan volume has come to market early in 4Q17 andView Article
Private Equity’s Amazon Problem Nordstrom, thought to be a prime buyout candidate, is now having trouble securing debt commitments for a would-be deal. It opted this week to wait until after the holiday season to assess any PE buyout, even with an investor waiting in the wings. Following the bankruptcy of Toys R Us, anotherView Article
Private Debt Dry Powder Reaches New Record The capital available to be deployed by private debt fund managers has reached a new record in October 2017, peaking at $226bn. This is in part due to record fundraising in Q4 2016, followed by robust quarterly fundraising in 2017 so far – over the 12 months toView Article
Beginning in July 2017 The Lead Left published a series of articles on the size of middle market. This report consolidates those articles.
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Fourth Quarter 2017
Beginning in May 2017 The Lead Left published a series of articles on Covenants. This report consolidates those articles.