Debtwire Middle-Market – 1/3/2022


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Source: Cliffwater Direct Lending Index and BofA Merrill Lynch US High Yield Effective Yield

The red line in the chart is the *Cliffwater Direct Lending Index (CDLI) current yield, which is based on the investment income of the underlying assets held by public and private BDCs. BDCs invest in middle market companies, and the Index comprises of more than 8,108 middle market loans – with 74.6% senior debt, 12.5% subordinate debt and 8.3% equity.