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Friday, 15 December 2017

Leela Parker Deo' s stories

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  • A Parts Authority sign is seen on a store

    Middle-market lending to strengthen

    Loans | 08 July 2016

    Lending to US mid-sized companies is poised to increase in the second half of 2016 as lenders report a growing pipeline of M&A deals and expectations for a push ahead of the US election.

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    Alternative lenders step into revolvers as maturity wall looms

    Loans | 24 June 2016

    Alternative lenders are expected to take a larger share of leveraged lending from banks in the next two years as the non-bank lenders step in to help refinance the first wall of revolving debt to come due since updated leveraged lending guidance was implemented in 2013.

  • Qlik Technologies sign

    Qlik lines up record unitranche

    Top News | 10 June 2016

    The US$1.075bn unitranche loan backing Thoma Bravo’s US$3bn take-private acquisition of data analytics firm Qlik Technologies – the largest such loan ever provided by a business development company – is pushing the limits on leveraged lending by alternative investors as banks pull away from risky loans.

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    Unitranches grow in volatile market

    Loans | 27 May 2016

    Middle market sponsors are demanding bigger unitranche loans as the structure, which has typically been used for smaller deals, gains wider appeal due to challenging market conditions for second-lien loans in the US and heightened competition in Europe.

  • Owl Rock Capital Partners logo

    Institutional demand spurs direct lending platforms

    Loans | 20 May 2016

    Institutional demand for private credit is propelling capital formation in the US middle market, as a flurry of newly created direct lending platforms enter the mix and existing alternative debt capital providers continue to raise money and add scale.

  • Ares Capital logo

    BDC earnings signal modest growth

    Loans | 06 May 2016

    Ares Capital, PennantPark Investment Corp and Solar Capital were among more than half a dozen business development companies (BDCs) to report quarterly earnings last week, with many more funds slated to post numbers this week.

  • Fitch Ratings logo

    ​BDC leverage ratios pose challenge – Fitch

    Loans | 29 April 2016

    Increasing leverage among business development companies is a consistent trend across the sector, despite varied risk appetite and investment strategies, Fitch Ratings said in a report.

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    Sponsored middle market perks up in April

    Loans | 22 April 2016

    The US sponsored middle market is showing signs of improved lender appetite in April after risk-averse investors largely sat out the first quarter, driving volume to a six-year low and pushing up yields.

  • Macquarie takes top spot in LBO loan reshuffle

    Loans | 08 April 2016

    Macquarie Group made its debut as the top bookrunner of loans backing US private equity buyouts in the first-quarter league tables. Banks that traditionally dominate the league tables and non-banks such as Jefferies fell back as intense market volatility and regulation designed to curb risky lending co

  • BDC prices gain in March

    Loans | 01 April 2016

    Business development company (BDC) share prices, though still trading at a discount, gained ground in March on increased investor appetite for risk and the rally for equities overall.