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Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/14/2018

BDC share prices rebound, returns turn positive YTD After showing a declining trend over the last year, BDC share prices are back on the mend this earnings season. The average share price to net asset value per share saw a sharp uptick last week to 0.902 times, up from 0.86-0.87 times in April. As a

Fast Food

McDonald’s reported surprisingly strong earnings for the first quarter. An RBC piece last week said the burger giant’s results were driven by better sales in international markets, as well as the addition of value-priced options on its menu. Bank analysts did not mention Don Gorske. The retired prison guard from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin just

PDI Picks – 5/14/2018

Moving up in the real estate world The total raised for senior debt so far in 2018 signifies a jump from previous years. The growth in real estate debt is just one of the many story lines in the expansion of private credit, and senior debt in that sub-strategy seems to be having its moment

The Pulse of Private Equity - 5/14/2018

Carving out opportunities Download PitchBook’s 1Q 2018 M&A Report click here. Somewhat quietly, PE-led carveout acquisitions have boomed in recent years. This is a natural and sometimes overlooked consequence of M&A booms, especially today’s. Corporate buying sprees have their own logic to them, and when public companies announce plans to buy or sell certain non-core

Debtwire Middle-Market – 5/14/2018

Source: Cliffwater Direct Lending Index and BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Effective Yield The red line in the chart is the *Cliffwater Direct Lending Index (CDLI) current yield, which is based on the investment income of the underlying assets held by public and private BDCs. BDCs invest in middle market companies, and the Index

Covenant Trends - 5/14/2018

Average F&C Tranche / PF Adjusted EBITDA Based on Closing PF Adjusted Leverage (L3M) Contact: Steven Miller smiller@covenantreview