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5 Things to Know (7/16/18)

  • A record US$1.45trn of US syndicated lending to companies in the first half of the year has propelled bank fees from arranging the loans to all-time highs.
  • The US CLO market is on track for a record year as investors seek floating-rate products in a rising interest rate environment.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • US middle market loan pricing is increasing at a slower rate than the larger US leveraged loan market, where assertive investors with more deals to choose from are winning concessions.
  • Ratings firms are calling in reinforcements from Europe and other asset classes to help rate US CLO funds, as the frenetic pace of issuance outstrips resources and pushes pricing wider.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (7/16/18)

  • Technimark LLC will launch July 19 a US$325m credit facility to refinance its existing debt. Antares Capital is leading with Credit Suisse serving as a joint lead arranger.
  • Bank lenders have upped their full year 2018 investment grade M&A financings forecast to US$260bn. In a recent LPC survey, 69% said M&A issuance could reach US$250bn for the year.
  • Investors added US$120.6m to loan funds and US$1.85bn to high-yield bond funds in the week ending July 11.
  • Middle market non-sponsored issuance jumped to US$27.3bn in 2Q18. This was up 29% from 1Q18 and flat year-over-year.

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