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5 Things to Know (11/13/17)

  • Banks are eager to open their wallets for what could be the biggest syndicated loan financing ever for an investment-grade acquisition, if Broadcom’s US$103bn bid to buy Qualcomm is accepted.
  • Chassix is exploring revisions to a US$320m leveraged loan backing a dividend to shareholders, following investors’ lack of interest amid concerns over declining earnings.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • Earnings season is well underway for business development companies (BDCs) and so far results are mixed for the closed-end investment funds that lend to private US middle market businesses.
  • Mizuho Americas has hired Susan Greenwood for loan sales for syndicated finance as the bank seeks to build its leveraged finance business.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (11/13/17)

  • Investors pulled US$1.46bn from loan funds in the week ending November 8, the largest outflow since US$2bn was pulled from the funds in the week ending December 16, 2015.
  • Year to date CLO issuance has surpassed US$101m.
  • 3Q closed with US$138bn of secondary loan trading, a 15% drop over 2Q, although at US$479.19bn, trading in the first three quarters is 7% higher than last year.
  • Since the second half of 2016, investors have increasingly gotten more comfortable with riskier names.

More syndicated loan coverage in Gold Sheets