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5 Things to Know (8/14/17)

  • US medical helicopter operator Air Medical Group will take on US$2.185bn of additional debt to complete its US$2.4bn purchase of ambulance services provider American Medical Response from Envision Healthcare, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
  • US CLO funds are reworking their documentation to accommodate new benchmark rates following news that the Libor will be replaced.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • US regulators are remaining publicly silent as questions about risk-retention rules continue to mount, which is leading to confusion in the CLO market.
  • Centerbridge Partners will use roughly US$800m of term loans to partially fund its purchase of US restaurant equipment and supplies distributor TriMark USA.

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What to Watch (8/14/17)

  • Electro Rent is offering to pay lenders 25bp amendment fee to permit a dividend financed by a US$75m second-lien add-on. Deutsche Bank is leading. A lender call is scheduled for August 14.
  • Investors pulled US$27.8m from loan funds and added US$123.5m to high-yield bond funds in the week ending August 9.
  • Average yields on first-lien institutional term loans have widened in 3Q17. The average yield is 5.34% so far this quarter, up from 4.96% in 2Q17.
  • Fundraising for middle market lending continues strong in 2017. Year to date LPC has tracked almost US$35bn in inflows on the back of US$60bn last year.

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