Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 2/22/2016

Despite significant market volatility, PE shops are moving full speed ahead on select mega deals in 2016. While the dataset is still limited, the average purchase price for large corporate buyout deals so far in 2016 has skyrocketed to US$5.8bn, up from just US$1.8bn in 2015 and surpassing the US$5.1bn record set in 2007.