More deals get done with a Libor floor in April There has been a shift in the institutional market in April as more new money loans hit the market. In 1Q21, limited supply led to issuer friendly terms and low pricing. Downward price flexes dominated in 1Q21, and issuers took advantage to reprice their loans....
Robust loan fund flows in April top US$4bn Loan mutual funds recorded US$1.06bn in inflows last week, its third consecutive week of US$1bn+ inflows and 15th consecutive week of positive flows, according to data from Refinitiv Lipper. April’s results follow 1Q21 volume of US$14.074bn, the highest quarterly total since 3Q13....
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
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
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
Secondary market levels continue to trend higher Prior to the pandemic, the average bid on the North America Overall-Market cohort of loans was in the 97.5 context, with half of loans bid between the 98-<100 level, bids above par made up a 35% share. At its lowest point last year, March 24, the Overall-Market average
BDC NAV per share records 2% quarter-over-quarter growth in 4Q20 Most BDCs have now filed 4Q20 financials and according to data compiled from Refinitiv’s BDC Collateral, BDC NAV per share increased 2% from 3Q20. It was the third straight quarter of positive NAV per share, after the four quarters prior to that had averaged a
US CLO secondary loan bids trend higher than pre-pandemic levels Positive fiscal and monetary stimulus news coupled with improving vaccine distribution and availability continued to bolster the financial markets and have led to a robust recovery in secondary loan bids in 2021. The average bids of loans held in US CLOs moved higher this February
US CLO portfolio trading activity mirrors strong secondary Of the US$261bn in trading activity by US CLO managers in 2020, asset selling peaked at 41% of activity in the second quarter, at the height of the pandemic. Selling slowed to only 36% of US CLO managers’ trading activity by year-end, with purchases climbing to 64%....
US$480.5m of defaulted loan debt in the retail andsupermarkets sector held in active U.S. CLO collateral There was US$480.5m of defaulted loan debt from 14 different borrowers in the retail and supermarkets sector that was held in active US CLOs as of the end of January. However, only two issuers accounted for three fourths of