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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • Dome of the US Capitol

    House subcommittee holds hearing on BDC legislation

    Loans | 26 June 2015

    The US House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing this week to discuss draft legislation aimed at modernising regulatory oversight of the Business Development Company industry.

  • Efforts on to reform BDC industry

    BDC legislation sees renewed traction

    Loans | 12 June 2015

    Legislative efforts to allow Business Development Company funds the use of more leverage to invest in small and mid-sized private US companies, enabling them to extend more capital and enhance returns, are gaining traction again after an earlier bill lost momentum in 2014.

  • ​CPPIB creates mid-market powerhouse with GE unit buy

    Loans | 12 June 2015

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s US$12bn acquisition of GE Capital’s sponsor finance business vaults Canada’s largest pension fund into the top tier of US middle market lenders, market participants said.

  • Epicor Software logo

    Chasing the highs

    Loans | 29 May 2015

    Jefferies has led at least seven acquisition and dividend leveraged loans for US companies since April totalling US$5bn as the investment bank continues to profit at the expense of regulated banks, which are unable to lend to deals that US regulators deem risky.

  • Compusearch Software Systems logo

    Middle market yields tighten as supply lags in 2015

    Loans | 08 May 2015

    Middle market institutional term loan yields fell below 6% in May for the first time since June 2014 as low loan supply fails to satisfy insatiable investor demand for new paper.

  • GE Capital logo

    Into the breach

    Loans | 17 April 2015

    General Electric Co’s plans to sell the bulk of its finance unit, GE Capital, will create opportunities for lenders in the competitive world of US middle-market leveraged loans as a dominant player in commercial lending and sponsor finance leaves the field.

  • UnitedHealth

    Quarter starts with jumbo US M&A loans

    Top News | 02 April 2015

    A trio of large US acquisition loans has got second-quarter M&A volume off to a cracking start, after vigorous activity in the health sector pushed first-quarter M&A volume to US$103bn.

  • Mitchell International logo

    Companies turn to non-banks to increase leverage

    Loans | 20 February 2015

    Highly leveraged borrowers looking to bring more debt onto their balance sheets are replacing agent banks with unregulated entities such as Jefferies in order to push leverage higher without raising the ire of regulators.

  • The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen on an office building in Zurich

    Credit Suisse BDC to support mid-market firms

    Loans | 13 February 2015

    Credit Suisse Park View BDC, a Business Development Company, is planning to raise up to US$500m in an IPO to lend to US middle-market companies.

  • Low gas price

    Sustained period of low oil prices could weigh on BDCs

    Loans | 23 January 2015

    A prolonged period of depressed oil prices could put additional pressure on business development companies, which specialise in lending to middle market companies and are already feeling the pinch from portfolio yield compression and dividend cuts, bankers said.