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Primary leveraged yields decline slightly in 3Q19 Primary yields have tightened slightly across rating levels so far in 3Q19. The main driver behind the decline in yields are falling Libor rates. At its current level of 2.13%, the 3-month Libor rate has dropped 19bp from 2.32% at the end of 2Q19. For single B issuers,View Article
Eight years in the black Between 2017 and 2018, LPs were on the receiving end of nearly $1 trillion in private equity returns, according to PitchBook’s new Global Fund Performance Report. Distributions came in at $480 billion last year, just off the record set in 2017 of $488.4 billion. Net cashflows topped $150 billion forView Article
Clearing the runway for venture lending VC fund managers are raising more capital, likely giving venture lenders more dealmaking activity. Venture capital fundraising could be on track to match last year’s $50.22 billion, according to data from sister publication Private Equity International....View Article
Private Debt Cash Flows Investors commonly cite that they look to private debt to offer three advantages: portfolio diversification, a reliable income stream and high risk-adjusted returns. This strikes a balance between the perceived regularity and predictability of real assets, and the alpha generation of private equity investments....View Article
Drawdowns are slower than they used to be Download PitchBook’s Report here. Record years for PE activity are often viewed as fast-moving frenzies, but capital call statistics show the industry is investing much more slowly than it has in the past. Drawdown rates have been relatively slow since 2012, even though 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 andView Article
In May 2019 The Lead Left published a series of articles on covenant trends. This report consolidates those articles.
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Third Quarter 2019
Beginning in April 2019 The Lead Left published a series of articles on valuations. This report consolidates those articles.