Average WE unitranche size rockets
Source: Debtwire Par
The total WE unitranche volume for the year is expected to come in higher than last year and lower than the peak volumes seen in 2019. Around EUR 6.8bn has been raised in 2021 to date compared with EUR 5.8bn and EUR 8.6bn secured over the same period in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Where 2021 has really shined is in the size of the unitranches issued. The average size in the year to date stands at EUR 189m, making up for the low of deal count of 36. This far surpasses average deal sizes of EUR 125m and EUR 128m in 2020 and 2019, respectively, despite their relatively high deal counts of 47 and 67.