Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 7/23/2018

Unitranche volume exploded in 2Q18

Unitranche volume hit a new high in 2Q18 since LPC began tracking this facility. 2Q18 issuance exploded to $8.67bn, up a whopping 178% from 1Q18’s low levels. Middle market lenders financed bigger deals in 2Q18 which also was a contributor to the pick up in unitranche volume. The average deal size jumped to $208m in 2Q18, up from just $117m in 1Q18.