Debtwire Middle-Market – 4/8/2019

HY bonds post busiest quarter since 4Q17,
loan issuance falls sharply in 1Q19


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Source: Debtwire Par

High yield bonds posted their busiest quarter since 4Q17, as issuance totaled USD 58.1bn in 1Q19. The bond market bounced back from the volatility seen in the latter part of 2018, posting figures of USD 19.3bn in January, USD 16.4bn in February and topping off the quarter with USD 22.4bn in March.