Debtwire

Debtwire Middle-Market – 7/15/2019

Share of LBOs levered 7x or more edges higher in 2019 Source: Debtwire Par Lender appetite for LBO loans was strong in 1H19, with leveraged loan issuance backing LBOs amounting to USD 75.7bn. The institutional loan component, the focus of buysiders’ attention, totaled USD 60.8bn. On the other hand, high yield bond volume backing LBOs

Debtwire Middle-Market – 7/8/2019

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 – 7/1/2019

Higher rated loans lead margin tightening in 2Q19 Source: Debtwire Par Steady demand for loans from CLOs helped push pricing lower in 2Q19, though margins remained well above year-ago levels. Lenders snapped up higher quality credits and said they were more willing to push back on aggressive deals, given caution around where we are in

Debtwire Middle-Market – 6/24/2019

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 – 6/17/2019

Add-on financings claim larger share of institutional loan market in 2019 Source: Debtwire Par Add-on financings have claimed a larger share of the institutional loan market this year, representing 15% of issuance so far in 2019, up from 12% in 2018 and 6% in 2017....

Debtwire Middle-Market – 6/10/2019

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 – 6/3/2019

M&A/LBO activity dominates institutional loan issuance YTD Source: Debtwire Par M&A and LBO deals have been the driver of institutional loan volume this year, accounting for two-thirds of issuance. LBOs in particular have been the most active part of the market, posting USD 52bn of institutional loan volume....

Debtwire Middle-Market – 5/27/2019

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 – 5/20/2019

Share of cov-lite loans slips in 2019, but remains the market standard Source: Debtwire Par, Xtract Research After reaching a high in the 80% area in 2017 and 2018, the covenant-lite share of institutional loans has slipped this year to 72% as lenders have in some instances been able to push back against the lack

Debtwire Middle-Market – 5/13/2019

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