Debtwire Middle-Market – 1/17/2023

Leveraged loans & high yield bonds backing buyouts decline in 2022


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New issuance in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets took a dive from last year’s totals as the pressures besetting the market remained persistent. Institutional loan issuance declined 68% to USD 294.4bn, while high yield bond volume tumbled an astounding 78% to just USD 96.5bn. To put it bluntly, 2022 saw the lowest level of institutional loan and high yield bond issuance in the last ten years.