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Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/17/2017

Primary leveraged yields widen in July Average yields have increased across the board so far in July, more so for lower rated issuers. The average yield, assuming a three-year term to repayment on first-lien institutional term loans is 5.79% for B-rated issuers so far in 3Q17....

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/3/2017

1H17 US Syndicated loan volume hits record high at over US$1.2Tr US syndicated loan issuance hit a new milestone in 1H17 to mark the highest half year total on record at over US$1.2T (an additional US$21.6bn of clubbed loans also worked their way through the market to bring US corporate issuance to nearly US$1.4Tr in

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/26/2017

Large Corporate LBO Leverage Jumped in 2Q17 to 6.4x Leverage levels on large corporate LBO deals closed in 2Q17 has reached the highest level tracked since 4Q14. Leverage averaged roughly 4.84 times first lien by 6.39 times total debt to EBITDA this quarter for broadly syndicated LBO deals,...

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/19/2017

Middle market sponsor-backed issuers are seeing fewer repricings than large corp. issuers Private equity shops have taken advantage of strong liquidity in the loan market to refinance/reprice many of their portfolio companies into longer dated maturities, looser structures and cheaper pricing....

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/12/2017

Middle market fundraising firing on all cylinders in 2017 Money continues to pour into the middle market in a myriad of ways. For starters, 2017 is going to be the strongest year for middle market CLO formation since the credit crisis. Year to date $7.3 billion in middle market CLOs have priced, not too far...

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/5/2017

U.S. new issue CLO volume outpaces refinancings for first time in 2017 May marked the first month this year where U.S. new issue CLO volume outpaced refinancing volume. CLO new issue amounted to $9.8 billion in May, slightly down from the $10.2 billion posted in April, taking 2017 issuance to $37.5 billion....

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/29/2017

Primary leveraged yields tighten in May After widening in April, average yields have tightened in May, but are still above their March level. The average yield, assuming a three year term to repayment on first-lien institutional loans is 4.87% in May, down from 5.03% in April but still 20bp above the...

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/22/2017

Middle market lenders struggling to find yield in 2Q17 Middle market lenders with a minimum spread requirement of 500bp and above are most likely struggling to find assets in the syndicated loan market that meet their return requirements. So far in 2Q17, 77% of middle market sponsor-backed loans to hit the syndicated market have a

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/15/2017

BDC performance wavers in May on the back of mixed earnings The upward march of BDC share prices in 2017 seems to have come to a halt in May on the back of mixed earnings announcements for 1Q17. Rising non-accruals, earnings misses, heavy prepayments, declining yields, tough market conditions and extreme competition are all...