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What to Watch (9/16/19)

  • Qualtek USA will launch September 17 discuss a potential debt transaction. Citigroup and Fifth Third Bank will arrange.
  • Loan fund investors withdrew US$51.2m last week. It is the lowest weekly outflow total since February. It is the 43rd week of outflows in the loan market. High yield bond funds saw US$1.8bn of inflows.
  • AutoStore will launch September 17 €440m-equivalent term loans backing its acquisition by Thomas H Lee Partners. Deutsche Bank and Jefferies lead.
  • OVO Energy is backing its £500m acquisition of SSE’s household energy and related services business with a leveraged loan fully underwritten by Barclays. It is expected to be launched in the coming weeks.
  • Financings supporting M&A represent US$35bn, or 56%, of the leveraged pipeline. In the investment grade space, roughly US$13bn is in the pipeline with less than 10% new money.

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Refinitiv LPC’s Loan Market Scoreboard

QTD as of 12-Sep-2019
Leveraged Loan Volume: US$128.13bn
Leveraged Loan Pipeline: US$62.23bn
Institutional Loan Volume: US$80.13bn
Institutional Loan Pipeline: US$48.87bn
LBO Loan Volume: US$24.34bn
High-Yield Bond Volume: US$47.934bn

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