Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 3/20/2017

Leverage on institutional middle market deals climbs on new money deals in 1Q17

Interest in middle market loans from large corporate investors tends to wax and wane based on market conditions, but currently investors are super receptive to these smaller credits given a supply demand imbalance in the leveraged loan market. As a result, leverage levels on institutional middle market deals are rising in 2017 across most deal purposes. Leveage on dividend recap deals peaked in 2013 at 5.3 times and was in decline through 2016 down to 4.3…