Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 5/22/2017

Middle market lenders struggling to find yield in 2Q17

Middle market lenders with a minimum spread requirement of 500bp and above are most likely struggling to find assets in the syndicated loan market that meet their return requirements. So far in 2Q17, 77% of middle market sponsor-backed loans to hit the syndicated market have a spread south of 500bp.