DL Deals: News & Analysis – 7/18/2022

Private lending volume posts strong quarter, but a slowdown lies ahead


Direct Lending Deals’ Private Data set picked up $56.9 billion in sponsored U.S. loan volume during the second quarter, to rebound from a weak first quarter of $20 billion, and beat the $40.4 billion recorded during the private lending binge that drove the final three months of 2021.

For the first half, DLD’s Private Data volume stands at $76.6 billion, shy of the $78.8 billion in private loans DLD recorded in the second half last year amid 2021’s record M&A volume.