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The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/19/2021

Exit ramps remained open in Q1 Download PitchBook’s Report here. US PE exit activity continued its tear in Q1, according to PitchBook’s latest US PE Breakdown Report. Another $162 billion worth of exits was offloaded to start the year, not far off the record-setting fourth quarter of $176.3 billion. That adds up to $338.3 billion, more

Private Debt Intelligence - 4/19/2021

Mega deals feature in crowded private debt market One of the major trends of 2020 in private debt was an uptick in mega deals, which are classed as those that are part of $1bn+ transactions. Although the number and value of PD deals declined in both 2019 and 2020...

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 4/19/2021

1Q21 US sponsored loan volume third highest on record Private equity sponsors returned to the loan market in 1Q21 to clear US$196.5bn through retail syndication, the highest quarterly total since 2Q18 and the third highest on record.  At US$128bn refinancings represented 65% of the 1Q21 sponsored loan calendar as issuers tapped lenders for repricings and

PDI Picks – 4/19/2021

Fundraising still lagging – for now Private debt fund managers are still struggling to attract investor commitments, but the asset class looks well placed going forward. The numbers are in – and provide disappointment for anyone hoping for a rapid turnaround in the fortunes of private debt fundraising. As can be seen from the chart

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 4/12/2021

CLO AUM ends 1Q21 at US$765bn, up 4.7% QoQ Driven by robust activity in the US CLO market, CLO AUM ended 1Q21 at US$765bn, up 4.7% quarter over quarter. March 2021 represented the sixth consecutive month of increasing AUM. CLO new issue volume had its fastest start to the year on record, closing 77 new

Private Debt Intelligence - 4/12/2021

Direct Lending Targeted in Private Debt Fundraising Although Q1 2021 saw a drop in both the number of private debt funds closed and aggregate capital raised, the outlook for the sector remains positive. As of April 2021, aggregate capital targeted stands at $300bn, up 56% compared to the start of 2020....

The Pulse of Private Equity – 4/12/2021

A strong start to the year Download PitchBook’s Report here. Fourth quarter deal momentum spilled into 2021, resulting in record Q1 numbers for the US PE market. PitchBook’s latest US PE Breakdown Report calculates a $203 billion quarter on 1,763 deals across the country. That’s only the fourth time that a quarter has breached the $200

PDI Picks – 4/12/2021

The European deal market’s fast rebound It was a challenging year for new transactions in the region which nonetheless went out with a bang. It was truly a remarkable year for private debt deals in Europe, as illustrated by a new survey which shows the rapid progression from slump to boom. The latest figures from

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 4/5/2021

1Q21 leveraged issuance marks four year high at US$474bn; 1Q21 HY bond volume sets new record Building on the early signs of market recovery observed in 4Q20, issuers of leveraged debt took advantage of accommodative conditions to raise nearly US$474bn in loan and high yield bond volume in 1Q21 , the second highest quarterly total

Private Debt Intelligence - 4/5/2021

Private Debt: Risk/Return by Fund Type Across private debt strategies, returns and return dispersion data varies greatly. Direct lending funds, which are characterized by more senior secured debt, have been a steady investment, with a median net IRR of 8.3% for vintages 2008-2017 and a standard deviation of only 5.0%....