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Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/9/2018

Middle market sponsored syndicated volume reached US$20.9B in 2Q18 Middle market sponsored syndicated loan activity was pretty solid in 2Q18 reaching US$20.9bn, similar to 1Q18 issuance of $21.7bn. However, refinancings and repricings drove close to 40% of activity in 1Q18 and 2Q18 which is much higher than the mid 20% area in 2017. Furthermore, compared

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 7/2/2018

2Q18 US M&A loan volume sets quarterly record; 1H18 total also at historical high The US market cleared almost US$194bn in acquisition loan financing in 2Q18 via a series of jumbo deals, to set a new quarterly record. In turn, 1H18 M&A volume at US$363.5bn marked a record high for any half year period. At

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/25/2018

Unitranche spreads continue to decline amid intense competiton in the middle market Even though the leveraged loan market has seen some modest investor pushback on pricing and terms due to a voluminous supply market, the middle market remains insulated and heated. Lenders indicate no pushback is evident on smaller deals as the middle market remains

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/18/2018

U.S. buyout activity keeps up the lively pace, boosting LBO issuance Leveraged buyout activity has been keeping up a lively pace this quarter helping to drive LBO loan issuance higher. So far this quarter there has been US$23.9bn in completed LBO issuance, on par with 1Q18’s total of US$24.7bn. This will be the seventh consecutive

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/11/2018

AT&T legal ruling bodes well for M&A deals; Loan market backs over US$200bn in 2Q18 The debt capital markets are feeling good about M&A and more specifically, the unabated surge in large transformative acquisition deals. Total M&A transactional volume so far is up 39% year over year through June 11 and the highest level since

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 6/4/2018

Market Survey: Will new issue CLOs reach US$140bn this year? Roughly one third of the CLO managers, arrangers, and investors across the stack surveyed by Thomson Reuters LPC said CLO issuance will be US$110bn this year, while another third said US$120bn and 10% said new issue CLOs will reach US$130bn, which would be a record

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/28/2018

At roughly US$360bn, YTD global M&A loan volume is outpacing year ago totals About US$360Bn of global M&A loan has worked its way through the retail markets so far this year, an increase of 5% over the same time last year. Roughly 76% of deal flow has originated in the Americas which have raised over

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/21/2018

Oil & gas loan prices climb in tandem with higher oil prices Secondary market oil and gas loan prices have climbed 137 bps so far this year in tandem with higher oil prices that surprised, jumping almost $11 this year to $71.3 a barrel. Oil and gas loans have rebounded from the lows hit in

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/14/2018

BDC share prices rebound, returns turn positive YTD After showing a declining trend over the last year, BDC share prices are back on the mend this earnings season. The average share price to net asset value per share saw a sharp uptick last week to 0.902 times, up from 0.86-0.87 times in April. As a

Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis - 5/7/2018

Fed Survey: Nearly one fifth of banks report weaker loan demand The majority of banks reported lending standards remained unchanged in today’s release of the Federal Reserve Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey. 13% reported easing and only one bank reported tightening on terms to large firms....