Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 1/7/2019

 2018 US M&A loan volume sets new record at over US$648Bn


At over US$648bn, US syndicated M&A loan volume set a new record in 2018, topping 2017’s high of US$537bn. The strong results were spread across market segments as corporate issuers looked to augment organic growth with strategic acquisitions and private equity sponsors aggressively looked to put money to work among both large and small target buyouts.