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Primary leveraged yields are almost flat in 4Q17 Average primary yields on first-lien institutional term loans have been relatively flat so far in 4Q17. At 5.11%, the average yield assuming a three-year term to repayment on first-lien institutional term loans is just 5bp below 3Q17 levels. However, when looking at the components, yields have beenView Article
The middle market keeps growing Download PitchBook’s Report click here. Middle-market PE activity continued unabated in 3Q. $233 billion has been invested in the MM across 1,652 deals this year, according to our recently released 3Q 2017 Middle Market Report, and the fourth quarter should help push 2017 figures past last year’s, with at leastView Article
Direct Lending Sees Record Fundraising Private debt fund managers have experienced increased fundraising success, and the direct lending industry has especially benefitted from high levels of fundraising activity in recent years. Direct lending has already seen record fundraising levels in 2017, and aggregate capital raised in the year has already surpassed the capital raised inView Article
Investors have increasingly warmed to riskier issuers since 2016 Since the second half of 2016, investors have increasingly gotten more comfortable with riskier names. According to the Flex Factor, which aggregates price and structural flex activity on institutional loans, B3 rated issuers have seen more issuer friendly changes to their loans now compared to aView 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.