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Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/9/2019

Primary leveraged yields decline slightly in 3Q19 Primary yields have tightened slightly across rating levels so far in 3Q19. The main driver behind the decline in yields are falling Libor rates. At its current level of 2.13%, the 3-month Libor rate has dropped 19bp from 2.32% at the end of 2Q19. For single B issuers,

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/2/2019

Leveraged loan market expected to pick up amidst more volatile market backdrop Completed US leveraged loan volume totals US$105bn so far this quarter as lenders look for a pick-up in activity after the Labor Day holiday. 3Q19 leveraged issuance comprises US$59.8bn in new money volume with another US$45.3bn in refinancing volume. Refi activity has been

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 8/12/2019

Top US CLO retail holdings Top retail loan holdings in active US CLOs at the end of July include Albertson’s TLB, Bass Pro Shops TL and EG Group TL, with US$2.1bn, US$1.9bn and US$1.7bn of total issuer loan volume respectively. While loan debt of several defaulted retail issuers is still held in active CLOs, their

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 8/5/2019

Aided by an increase in junior debt, total leverage on large corporate US LBO loans increases to 7x this quarter LBO activity in the US syndicated loan market remains robust this quarter. 3Q19 completed and in process LBO volume totals over US$23bn as new money deals continue to be a driver of leveraged lending. Meanwhile,

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/29/2019

PE sponsors ramp up delay draw term loans in the U.S. middle market Over the last few years, sponsors have been ramping up the amount of delay draw term loans within their middle market M&A transactions. In 2Q19, LPC tracked US$3.1bn in delay draw term loan volume within middle market sponsored finance which is the

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/22/2019

Deals with no LIBOR floor or 0% floor decline slightly in July Libor rates have been on the decline this year. As of July 24, the 3-month Libor rate was 2.27%, 54bp below its 2018 year-end level. So far in July, the average Libor rate is 2.3% down from 2.51% in 2Q19. And investors might

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/15/2019

2Q19 non-sponsored lending jumped to its highest quarterly level in a year After a very slow start to the year, non-sponsored lending soared in 2Q19. At US$26bn, non-sponsored syndicated loan volume was up 81% from 1Q19, but was still down 15% year-over-year. The quarter-over-quarter increase in lending was driven by a big surge in refinancings

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/8/2019

Syndicated MM sponsored lending volume reached $13.6bn in 2Q19 Syndicated middle market sponsored lending volume improved somewhat in the second quarter, but not nearly enough to match 2017-2018 levels. Issuance grew 10% quarter over quarter to US$13.61bn in 2Q19, but was still over 40% lower than 2Q18 levels. The lack of refinancing actvity was the

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/1/2019

1H19 Leveraged lending down 44% y-o-y; Leveraged loan volume off 53% Renewed focus on credit quality and increased market volatility combined gave rise to increased selectivity among leveraged loan investors, despite a lighter 2Q19 deals calendar. At US$255.35bn, 2Q19 total leveraged lending was up slightly compared to 1Q19 results but down 45% compared to the

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/24/2019

 LatAm lending increases for third quarter in a row Latin America syndicated loan issuance was at US$12.2bn in 2Q19 as of June 19. While this is down 30% from 2Q18 numbers, it is up 72% from 1Q19 levels. An additional US$16.5bn were in the pipeline, suggesting an active 3Q19....