Refinitiv LPC’s Quarterly Lender Survey: Are you able to adequately engage with your clients/co-workers? As more people are heading into the office, six percent of large corporate buyside and sellside lenders surveyed by Refinitiv LPC said that the quality of engagement is better now given that they can find ways to meet in person or
Sponsors demanding larger DDTLs to act quickly in today’s buying bonanza Sponsors are demanding larger delayed-draw facilities so they can act quickly in today’s buying bonanza. Auctions have gone from a three-month process to about half that time or shorter in some cases. It’s much easier to hit a DDTL than go back to the
Buyouts prevail in North American consumer discretionary Consumer discretionary has seen the largest number of deals in private debt in North America, with 1,022 deals and aggregate deal value of $103,7bn. The largest number of private debt deals have been part of buyouts, with 314 deals worth $38.2bn since 2016....
Middle market cov-lite volume reaches highest level since 4Q19 Middle market covenant-lite volume was tracked at US$1.71bn in 2Q21, the highest level since 4Q19’s mark of US$1.75bn. Totals represented a 155% increase over the $670m tracked in 1Q21. The jump comes as the middle market lending arena remains ultra-competitive, characterized by lower pricing, higher leverage
High number of PD funds in market due to direct lending Both the number of private debt funds in market and the amount of capital targeted continued to rise through H1 2021. As of July 2021, private debt managers are targeting $295bn across 651 funds. Year-on-year growth has more than doubled 2017’s number of funds
Fundraising at a record pace Download PitchBook’s Report here. One of PitchBook’s 2021 predictions was a record year for fundraising. The table was set for a rebound, and we saw how sentiment and momentum were shifting toward the back-half of the year. Our H1 Follow-Up Outlook shows that prediction is on pace to becoming true. We
Markets prove their resilience Performance is on the up and deals are being done as firms show determination to fight their way through the pandemic. It sounds strange, given the harrowing events of the last 18 months, to be talking about markets surpassing all previous landmarks. But there’s no denying that bullishness is very much
2Q21 middle market syndicated loan volume of US$46bn was at its highest since 2Q18 The syndicated middle market was at full speed in 2Q21 with volume soaring to its highest level in 3 years at US$46bn. New money lending of US$23bn was up 30% from 1Q20 and was at levels not seen since 2017. Refinancing
Deal activity surges, multiples tick up Download PitchBook’s Report here. At the halfway point, US PE dealmaking is on pace to break records. PitchBook’s latest US Breakdown Report is now released, which shows rocketing numbers through two quarters. Juxtaposed against those deal numbers, though, is a slight uptick in buyout multiples, which went up for the
Direct lending remains popular in private debt As governments scale back pandemic support measures and interest rates remain low, private debt strategies are increasingly attractive. Over Q2 2021, direct lending attracted the most interest from investors, closing 17 funds and raising $19bn in commitments....