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BDC returns superior so far in 2019 If you were not buying BDC stocks in the dip in December, you are probably feeling remorse because BDC returns are quite stunning so far in 2019. After posting a dismal -6.6% return in 2018 and 0.1% in 2017, returns have gone sky high so far in 2019View Article
Are dry powder levels a concern? Download PitchBook’s Report here. PE capital overhang levels reached $800 billion last year between North America and Europe. For perspective, the buyout boom overhang peaked in 2008 at $599 billion. The cumulative weight of today’s dry powder isn’t the only difference between eras, however....View Article
The Goldilocks of capital deployment Despite heated discussion around perceived recklessness, most LPs are satisfied with how GPs have managed their capital. Much has been made of the large number of covenant-lite loans, cases of egregious EBITDA addbacks and other such exuberant late-cycle activity....View Article
An Insight into Private Debt Returns Private debt has flourished in recent years: the asset class has raised over $100bn each year for the past four years and assets under management has reached a record $769bn as at the end of June – the latest data available. And while almost a third (32%) of investorsView Article
Global green loan volume nearly US$6bn one month into 2019 Barely five weeks into the new year, nearly US$6bn in green and ESG loan financings have worked their way through the global market. At first glance it may not seem impressive given the nearly US$9.5bn that was raised the same time last year, but greenView Article
Beginning in October 2018 The Lead Left published a series of articles on loan recovery. This report consolidates those articles.
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for First Quarter 2019
Beginning in October 2017 The Lead Left published a series of articles on covenant-lite. This report consolidates those articles.