Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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  • 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.

  • M&A activity among mid-market firms rise

    Mid-market buyers decisive but sellers cautious – Citizens

    Loans | 16 January 2015

    In the US middle market, as economic prospects become clearer, once-passive buyers are taking more decisive action in pursuing acquisitions. Sellers, on the other hand, believe the warming economy will bring even higher valuations down the road and are willing to hold off, according to Citizens Commercial Banking’s Middle Market M&A Outlook 2015.

  • Screens

    US market correction derails deals

    Top News | 07 November 2014

    The US$520m leveraged loan backing the merger of sample providers Bioplan and Arcade Marketing is the latest US deal to be hit by the market correction that has forced arranging banks to re-evaluate investor appetite and pricing levels.

  • A Fat Face store

    Lenders feel the pinch

    Loans | 31 October 2014

    Recent market volatility has created casualties among a raft of riskier US and European leveraged loans that were trapped in a market correction as investors demanded higher returns.

  • Men walk past the headquarters of Fitch Ratings in New York

    Investment vehicles boost BDC yields

    Loans | 26 September 2014

    Business development companies (BDCs) are using off-balance sheet investment vehicles to boost yields as they compete for tightly priced leveraged loans. The use of these senior secured loan programmes (SSLPs) is, however, raising risk by increasing leverage, a report by Fitch Ratings warns.

  • Liquidity, low-growth point to healthy pipeline

    Loans | 19 September 2014

    A strong credit environment, ample liquidity and a borrower focus on M&A-driven growth suggest a healthy outlook for acquisition-related middle market dealflow for the remainder of the year.