Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 4/19/2021

1Q21 US sponsored loan volume third highest on record


Private equity sponsors returned to the loan market in 1Q21 to clear US$196.5bn through retail syndication, the highest quarterly total since 2Q18 and the third highest on record.
At US$128bn refinancings represented 65% of the 1Q21 sponsored loan calendar as issuers tapped lenders for repricings and covenant loosening.