Deal, No Deal (Second of a Series)

Last week we took on the question of deal flow. How does the backdrop of M&A activity relate to the volume of reported sponsored debt financings?

This week, we took to the road in search of answers. At the SuperReturn Private Credit conference in Chicago, we chaired the first day of panels, so had a front row seat. Given all the volatility this year, investors remain ever-vigilant for signs of market weakness.

Our journalist friends also blogged about headwind worries across a variety of sectors and disciplines. A Reuters dispatch was typical:

“Wall Street’s biggest banks are facing several challenges in growing their revenue, largely due to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and concerns about further interest rate cuts by the U.S. Federal Reserve.”