Debtwire Middle-Market – 4/18/2022

Amid slowdown in leveraged lending, buyouts prevail


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Source: Debtwire Par, Markit

While issuance in the overall market has slowed amid record levels of inflation and elevated volatility stemming from the war in Ukraine, leveraged loan and high yield bond issuance backing buyouts continued along at a steady pace. Leveraged loan volume increased 2% from the 4Q21 figure to USD 55.3bn, while high yield bonds backing buyouts saw issuance jump 398% quarter-over-quarter to USD 7.4bn.