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A handful of larger BDCs failed to cover dividend in 1Q21 Larger BDCs, including Owl Rock and Ares Capital Corp, saw lower net investment income levels for 1Q21, raising concerns over dividend coverage. BDCs generally use NII per share as a measure of whether their earnings can continue to support the declared dividend....View Article
Long-dated fund market is growing Download PitchBook’s Report here. Long-dated funds are growing in popularity. A new analyst note from PitchBook takes a closer look at the growing market, generally defined as funds built to last for 15 years or more. It’s a relatively new phenomenon that started less than a decade ago, but has sinceView Article
Average fund size in private debt increasing in 2021 The average fund size in private debt has increased by almost $200m between 2020 and 2021 so far. In 2020, 244 funds raised aggregate capital of $160bn, resulting in an average fund size of $743m....View Article
The distressed opportunity mounts up Leveraged loan defaults have been accelerating, with companies having come under strain during the pandemic. Considering there has been a lot of talk about the delaying of the distressed opportunity as a result of companies being propped up by government support schemes, the figures in the chart above – showingView Article
Global ESG-linked institutional loan volume sets steady pace in 2021 In a testament to the broadening reach of Sustainability linked lending, the global loan market has been tapped with over US$22bn of ESG-linked institutional loan volume via 21 issues so far this year, up from a small handful during all of 2020. In fact, afterView Article
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Second Quarter 2021
Beginning in November 2020 The Lead Left published a series of articles on special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). This report consolidates those articles.
Beginning in August 2020 The Lead Left published a series of articles on the state of private credit in a COVID environment. This report consolidates those articles.