This week we chat with Fran Beyers, Senior Market Analyst at Thomson Reuters LPC. Thomson Reuters LPC has been a leading provider of loan market news, data and analysis for over 30 years. Fran has been with LPC since 2009 providing analysis and market commentary on the middle market.
The Lead Left: Fran, you’ve recently started closely tracking the direct lending market. That’s a great service. Tell us about this initiative and how it differs from LPC’s public middle market stats that we all subscribe to?
Fran Beyers: Yes, Randy, That’s our MM Sponsored Private Deal Analysis. Thomson Reuters LPC is well known for its league tables which form the basis for our volume and pricing stats. That’s available via our flagship product, LoanConnector. We track about $150-200 billion annually in middle market loan issuance that is either syndicated or clubbed up.