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5 Things to Know (6/18/18)

  • At least two more US companies have postponed opportunistic leveraged loan refinancings after failing to attract investors at the proposed terms, sources told Thomson Reuters LPC.
  • Asset manager OppenheimerFunds has launched a private debt interval fund in partnership with private equity firm Carlyle Group, to bring retail investors access to less liquid alternative strategies.
  • The rise in oil prices has come at an opportune time for oil and gas borrowers, which are facing US$400bn of maturing debt over the next 18 months and are preparing to engage in refinancing talks with lenders.
  • The US Federal Reserve unveiled proposed changes to the Volcker Rule that offered large banks more clarity on what is considered banned proprietary trading.
  • Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting said that he does not expect to make changes to the federal leveraged lending guidance.

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What to Watch (6/18/18)

  • Average middle market institutional term loan yields increase to 7.27% in June.
  • A willingness to stretch on docs and leverage trumps reputation/relationships to win deals, TRLPC survey says.
  • In 2Q, dividend recaps comprise 18% of syndicated middle market sponsored volume, up from 9% over the last few quarters.
  • Twenty-six percent of syndicated middle market sponsored backed loans are covenant-lite in 2018.

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