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Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 10/11/2021

Middle market non-sponsored syndicated M&A jumped to US$4.4bn in 3Q21 The non-sponsored middle market added another strong quarter to the books. While issuance was slightly down from 2Q21, it was a very busy summer with total volume of US$30.3bn in 3Q21. This was the highest level for a third quarter since 2014.  Moreover, new money

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 10/4/2021

1-3Q21 leveraged issuance sets new record at US$1.3Tr U.S. bank arrangers completed over US$250bn of leveraged loan issuance during the quarter, the strongest 3Q results since 2017 as liquidity and a resurgence of sponsor activity buoyed the market. At almost US$935bn, leveraged loan issuance for the first nine months of the year was just shy

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/27/2021

2021 Sponsored leveraged loan issuance is US$493.4bn, up 120% YoY Near the end of the 3Q21, sponsored leveraged loan issuance for the year is US$493.4bn, broken out between US$122.9bn of LBO volume and US$171.6bn of non-LBO volume. Issuance is up 120% over the same time period in 2020, and up 52% from FY2020 but still

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/20/2021

BDC newly originated second lien exposure climbs in 2Q21 BDC’s increased their second lien exposure to 12.1% of new originations in 2Q21, up from the 7.5% tracked in 1Q21. In comparison, first lien assets were relatively flat at 71.6% of originations, while equity positions slipped to 10%. At the fund level, second lien originations as a

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/13/2021

Unitranches continue to grow in size and scale The size and depth of the direct lending market has grown dramatically in recent years, with mega unitranches increasing in frequency. These larger deals have helped private lenders take market share from the broadly syndicated market and highlighted their growing scale. Back in 2019, there were 13

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 9/6/2021

BDC asset valuations post gains in 2021 BDC’s have benefited from rising asset valuations in recent months, with both loan and equity holdings posting gains. During 2Q21 (the most recent quarter for which data is available), the weighted average mark on BDC debt holdings climbed to 97.71% from 97.18% in the prior quarter and is

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 8/16/2021

Middle market non-sponsored syndicated volume is at US$12bn so far in 3Q21 Non-sponsored syndicated middle market loan volume is at US$12bn so far in 3Q21, already on par with the total logged in 3Q20. If the current pace continues, 3Q21’s total will be close to 2Q21’s US$29bn, which was the highest quarterly level in 3

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 8/2/2021

 2021 Leveraged loan issuance at US$722bn, up 63% YoY As the delta variant threatens to destabilize US economic activity via a possible 4th wave the leveraged loan pipeline has seen an uptick as issuers move to bring deals to market before Labor Day. Over US$224bn of leveraged deals hit the pipeline in July, of which US$66.3bn

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/26/2021

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

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/19/2021

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