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Pricing widens significantly for borrowing base E&P revolvers in 2020 Lending to the oil and gas upstream sector at US$17.3bn is down 78% so far this year from the total logged in 2019. With most of the lending to this sector coming from banks through reserve-based revolvers, many issuers have seen the availability tighten underView Article
A comeback for first-timers? Now that we’re in December, PitchBook’s annual PE Outlook is around the corner and we’re wading back into prediction mode for the year ahead. One trend we’re keeping a close eye on is first-time fundraising, which, to say the least, hit a snag in 2020. Through late November, 24 first-time fundsView Article
Investors Plans for Their Allocation to Private Debt by 2025 In August 2020, Preqin ran a survey among investors to know their investment plans towards 2025. Of the private debt investors surveyed, 58% intend to increase allocations to the asset class by 2025, 14% of them plan to increase significantly their allocations....View Article
Breaking the covenant Two recent surveys have shed light on the issue of covenant breaches, and how managers are responding to them. With the number of covenants in deals having declined markedly in recent years, there has been some doubt as to whether even a sharp downturn would be accompanied by a significant rise inView Article
PitchBook’s new PE manager framework Download PitchBook’s Report here. PitchBook has developed a new framework to help analyze GP investing styles. Using the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI)—a metric that measures concentration—we can assign GPs a style score using their past investments as guideposts....View Article
Beginning in July 2020 The Lead Left published a series of articles on COVID-impacted deal flow. This report consolidates those articles.
Review of Current Market Conditions/ Analysis of Capital Markets Metrics/ Review of Credit Quality/ Outlook for Fourth Quarter 2020
Beginning in June 2020 The Lead Left published a series of articles on post-pandemic healthcare. This report consolidates those articles.