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5 Things to Know (5/21/18)

  • US middle market companies and private equity sponsors are growing through ‘buy and build’ strategies rather than transformative acquisitions despite a surge in M&A.
  • Several US companies have cut borrowing costs after credit ratings were upgraded to investment-grade on the back of rising commodity prices and a robust economy.
  • The potential legalization of sports gambling in the US is worrying casino loan investors as par-plus secondary loan prices could wilt if the prospect of improved earnings triggers a loan refinancing wave.
  • The now US$1trn US leveraged loan market is poised to set new records following a five-year regulatory round trip.
  • Flat Rock Global has hired Shiloh Bates from Benefit Street Partners as chief investment officer of a new fund the firm is seeking to raise.

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What to Watch (5/21/18)

  • Sources indicate middle market M&A deal activity remains light in 2Q18
  • Wells Fargo BDC index turns positive in May, returning 1.59% YTD
  • Greater share of investor friendly middle market flex activity tracked in recent weeks
  • 44% of middle market poll respondents say some companies in their portfolio are falling below target

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