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Debtwire Middle-Market – 1/23/2023

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…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 1/17/2023

Leveraged loans & high yield bonds backing buyouts decline in 2022 Source: Debtwire Par New issuance in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets took a dive from last year’s totals as the pressures besetting the market remained persistent. Institutional loan issuance declined 68% to USD 294.4bn, while high yield bond volume tumbled an…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 1/9/2023

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…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 12/19/2022

Mercurial year in loan secondary market driven by inflation fight Source: Debtwire Par It has been a mercurial year in the loan secondary market. The year started off strong with average bids ending the month of January at 97.72 and the share of loans trading at par or greater surpassed 15%, as optimism pulsed through…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 12/12/2022

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…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 12/5/2022

CLO refinancings fail to materialize in challenging market Source: Creditflux, Debtwire Par New CLO (collateralized loan obligation) issuance has held up well amid a backdrop of challenges in the leveraged loan market this year ranging from persistently high levels of inflation, to the ongoing war in Ukraine and rising interest rates. At USD 124.7bn through…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 11/28/2022

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…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 11/14/2022

Leveraged borrowers jump at the opportunity to access debt capital amid market upturn Source: Debtwire Par, Markit Investors in the leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets rejoiced following a better-than-expected inflation reading last week that sent equity markets soaring. On Thursday (10 November) the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that core inflation slowed to…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 11/7/2022

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…

Debtwire Middle-Market – 10/31/2022

Institutional share of leveraged loan issuance falls to new low in 3Q22 Source: Debtwire Par Institutional loan issuance has plummeted to a third of the levels seen last year. During the first nine months of 2022, institutional volume was USD 233.2bn, down 68% from USD 726.9bn in 9M21, and 39% below the USD 384bn seen…