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5 Things to Know (9/17/18)

  • The US$13.5bn buyout financing for Refinitiv has had a strong response from the US loan and bond markets, resulting in an oversubscription and potentially lower pricing.
  • The SEC has said that BDCs will be able to hold a portion of a CLO without violating rules governing closed-end funds.
  • LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • The return of big buyouts to the leveraged finance market has rekindled memories of the 2006 and 2007 bad old days of risky underwriting and excessive debt.
  • Two days after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Barclays announced it was buying the collapsed bank’s prized US investment banking and capital markets business for just US$250m.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (9/17/18)

  • Envision will launch this week a US$7.2bn loan-and-bond deal to back its buyout by KKR after investors have responded well to multi-billion buyout financings from Refinitiv and Akzo Nobel.
  • Tunnel Hill will launch September 17 a US$275m TLB to back the acquisition of the company by Macquarie. BAML, SunTrust and Fifth Third are arranging.
  • This quarter there has been US$97bn in investment grade issuance, approximately 7% lower than year-over-year levels. M&A issuance has totaled only $16bn this quarter.
  • Investors added US$282.4m to loan funds and pulled US$862.3m from high-yield bond funds in the week ending September 12, according to Lipper.

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