Chart of the Week: Curves Ahead
Last week’s bank failures steepened the Treasury curve to levels not seen since 9/11.Read More
Chart of the Week: Growing, Not Slowing
Companies are reporting better revenues and cash flows at different speeds.Read More
Chart of the Week: Rising Sun
Japan’s quarterly GDP has bounced around since Covid, narrowly avoiding recession.Read More
Chart of the Week: Shooting Close to Par
Leveraged loan prices during secondary trading are steadily improving.Read More
Chart of the Week: Interest Waits
Markets are now beginning to believe the Fed’s message in higher for longer.Read More
Chart of the Week: Healing Time
Secondary BSL bids are edging up in concert with optimism in public equities.Read More
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The Pulse of Private Equity – 3/13/2023
Middle-market above pre-Covid levels Download PitchBook’s Report here. Middle-market activity came in at $443.8 billion in 2023, according to PitchBook’s just-released US PE Middle Market Report. That represents a 26% decline from 2021 levels, while deal flow declined by a smaller 21% to 3,314…. Login to Read More...View Article
Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 3/13/2023
SVB was a major player in US middle market technology lending Silicon Valley Bank, the fifth largest lender to US middle market technology issuers, collapsed last week. According to Refinitiv LPC data, between 2020 and 2022, SVB agented 35 US middle market technology loans, totaling a combined US$4.8bn in deal volume…. Login to Read More...View Article
Private Debt Intelligence – 3/13/2023
Rising investor interest in special situations and distressed debt An increasing proportion of investors surveyed by Preqin say special situations and distressed present the best opportunities in private debt. According to Preqin’s latest Investor Outlook survey,… Login to Read More...View Article
PDI Picks – 3/13/2023
Reflections on distress Looking back on capital accumulation in recent years, investor anticipation of distressed debt opportunities grew – sometimes without reason. With distress a major talking point again, here are a few observations from a glance at our fundraising data: Waiting for the wave: Much of the recent history of distressed debt fundraising has…View Article
DL Deals: News & Analysis – 3/6/2023
Jumbo outstandings climb to $118B with Cotiviti’s new record deal Cotiviti’s $5.5 billion credit raises outstanding jumbo loan volume to $118 billion, as tracked by KBRA DLD. That figure includes incremental debt for existing jumbo issuers, defined as those with private loans of $1 billion or greater. The number of known companies with outstanding jumbo…View Article
Beginning in July 2022 The Lead Left published a series of articles on credit market. This report consolidates those articles.
Cov-lite trends Inflation & rising interest rates – LIBOR to SOFR transition Mega-tranche uni trend ESG takes center stage Login to view interactive report and download PDF version. … Login to Read More...
Beginning in September 2021 The Lead Left published a series of articles on supply chain. This report consolidates those articles.