Why Mezzanine Matters

It’s popular sport at loan conferences to kick the mezzanine asset class. After the credit crisis, when some investors in sub debt took a licking, the common theme heard among market players was, “Is Mezz Dead?” Today the refrain is “Is Mezz Still Dead? And yet, in conversations with practitioners, it seems mezz is alive

Are We Back to 2007? (Last of a series)

Predictions are tough, especially about the future. And after Thursday’s Dow tumble, it’s hard to dismiss outright doomsday forecasts that a credit apocalypse is coming soon. For leveraged lending bubble busters, their canaries in the capital coal mine are leveraged statistics. Are we past 2007’s high-water mark? To be sure, we’re hearing our share of