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5 Things to Know (11/19/18)

  • The US leveraged loan market is looking forward to its first jumbo buyout loan of 2019 with the US$13.2bn acquisition of Johnson Controls power solutions business by Brookfield Business.
  • US Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to regulators Wednesday expressing concerns about underwriting standards in the leveraged loan market.
  • LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • LaAm companies are commanding more favorable terms on syndicated loans as investor confidence returns to the region.
  • PG&E drew down on two revolving lines of credit as Moody’s warns the company’s liability from the most destructive wildfire in California history could be material.

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What to Watch (11/19/18)

  • Investors added US$59.7m to loan funds and US$487.2m to high-yield bond funds in the week ending November 1.
  • Total LBO volume for 2018 could top US$145bn to mark the highest annual results since 2007.
  • 4Q18 activity slower than expected for middle market syndicated lending. Middle market oil and gas lending of US$19.5bn is up 45% from 2017’s total.
  • Barclays is forecasting US$400bn-US$420bn of loan issuance next year, dominated by merger and acquisition, and buyout financing. The bank is calling for US$100bn-US$110bn of US broadly-syndicated CLO volume and US$15bn-US$20bn of middle-market CLOs next year. Nomura is forecasting US$110bn of US CLO issuance in 2019. JPM is calling for US$130bn-US$140bn.

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