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US secondary loan bids get a boost from improved single-B sentiment Average bids in the US secondary loan market have been on the upswing of late. The LPC 100, Refinitiv LPC’s cohort of the 100 largest and most liquid loans, closed Monday bid at 98.02, its highest level since August 2. The LPC 100 wasView Article
Middle market firms rarely target the public market Download PitchBook’s Report here. Middle market investors aren’t known for prolific take-private activity, but the percentages are surprisingly low. For the past two years, middle-market take-privates have accounted for less than 2% of all middle market activity. 2% is pretty skimpy. Dating back to 2014, MM buyouts haveView Article
Direct Lending: Add-ons maintain share over buyouts in November Add-on acquisitions continued to drive financings over buyouts in November, accounting for half the tally, compared to 42% for LBOs, according to Direct Lending Deals. Other proceeds, which include growth financing, accounted for 8% of volume, according to DLD. ...View Article
Europe-Focused Private Debt Fundraising Hits Record High Private debt fundraising has been slowing down globally since 2017 – so far this year the asset class has raised $92.7bn, the lowest fundraising figure seen since 2014. Normally, a big proportion of private debt trends are attributed to the most developed markets of North America and Europe,View Article
LPs expecting lower private debt returns in 2020 The asset class has experienced intense competition over the years, and that might be starting to show up in LPs’ return expectations. Investors broadly expect to enjoy solid private debt returns next year, with 78 percent anticipating returns at or above their benchmarks, according to our annualView Article
In June 2019 The Lead Left published a series of articles on private debt. This report consolidates those articles.
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Fourth Quarter 2019
In May 2019 The Lead Left published a series of articles on covenant trends. This report consolidates those articles.