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Industrials lead private debt deals in North America A month into 2023, industrials are the dominant sector among private debt deals in North America with 10 deals out of 36 deals in total (28%), a three-deal lead over consumer discretionary. Activity in the sector is consistent with previous years, as industrials deal numbers generally occupy…View Article
Direct lending stays in favour with LPs With few signs of trouble emerging the strategy is still going strong, but for distress the outlook is more mixed. Direct lending strategies remain top of the shopping list for investors in private debt, with 47 percent of LPs planning to invest more in those strategies during 2023…View Article
A big drop for small funds Download PitchBook’s Report here. Another 193 middle-market funds closed last year, according to PitchBook’s latest US PE Breakdown. Collectively the funds are worth $161.5 billion—both figures being in line with prior years. But fundraising at the smallest end of the market didn’t fare as well. Among funds of $200 million…View Article
Direct lending tops North America fundraising in 2022 As expected, North America was the most sought-after region for private debt in 2022, with $135.2bn raised by funds focused on that market. This is more than double Europe’s $62.1bn and over 12 times Asia’s $11.2bn…. Login to Read More...View Article
US LBO loan vol. (US$bn) and direct lending share of total Last year, when heightened volatility caused US syndicated LBO loan volume to retrench, the private credit space helped soak up some of the demand. US direct lending LBO volume totaled US$92.8bn in 2022, comprising a 45% share of overall US LBO loan volume, an…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.