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Buoyant capital markets help fuel dealmaking

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Most of 2021 was characterized by free-flowing capital, as government aid propped up economies in response to COVID-19. Low interest rates and other central bank stimulus measures contributed to an environment that helped see...more

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At a crossroads: Europe’s auto sector borrowers face change and the effects of events in Ukraine

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Vehicle sales rebounded strongly following lockdowns, but Europe’s automotive companies confront a period of significant change as governments phase out combustion engines, supply chain constraints bite and the impacts of...more

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M&A financing keeps the leveraged finance market beating

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A rebound in European corporate transactions has driven a double-digit acceleration in leveraged finance earmarked for M&A (excl. buyouts), with a robust pipeline setting the stage for an active 2022. In the summer of...more

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European leveraged finance: From surviving to thriving

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Leveraged loan and high yield bond markets in Western and Southern Europe saw a major resurgence in the past 12 months, driven initially by refinancing, followed by almost unprecedented M&A and buyout issuance, and setting...more

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Loan activity drives US leveraged finance to new heights while high yield bond issuance maintains lofty pace

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Large double-digit gains in US loan issuance meant leveraged finance markets ended 2021 with a bang and set the stage for robust activity in 2022- The US leveraged finance market posted strong year-on-year gains in 2021 as...more

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Buyout momentum paints a strong picture for issuance in 2022

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HEADLINES - ▪️ Buyout deal value in Western Europe hit an all-time record high by the end of 2021, more than doubling year-on-year  ▪️ Private equity (PE) activity supported an 81% uplift in buyout loan issuance...more

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US versus Europe: Will their shared path continue in 2022?

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HEADLINES - ▪️ In the US, leveraged loan issuance for 2021 reached US$1.4 trillion, a 63% increase year-on-year ▪️ The high yield bond market in the US was relatively flat, rising from US$428.3 billion in 2020 to...more

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European leveraged finance: Conclusion

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A flurry of activity saw year-on-year leveraged finance issuance in Europe hit new heights in 2021. Can this pace be maintained in the months ahead? Based on pipeline activity and investor appetite for growth, the answer...more

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Buy-and-build boom sees add-on debt surge

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Issuers are tapping institutional loan markets for add-on debt at a rapid pace as private equity firms turn to buy-and-build strategies to lower entry multiples and accelerate deployment - Debt issuance to fund add-on...more

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US versus Europe: Will their shared path continue in 2022?

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- In the US, leveraged loan issuance for 2021 reached US$1.4 trillion, a 63% increase year-on-year - The high yield bond market in the US was relatively flat, rising from US$428.3 billion in 2020 to US$429.7 billion in...more

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From recurring revenue to sticky customers: The trends driving tech sector issuance

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HEADLINES - • Leverage loan technology and computer-related issuance in Western and Southern Europe almost doubled from annual pre-pandemic levels to €19.9 billion by the end of 2021 • Technology and computer-related...more

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Buyout momentum paints a strong picture for issuance in 2022

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HEADLINES - • Buyout deal value in Western Europe hit an all-time record high by the end of 2021, more than doubling year-on-year • Private equity (PE) activity supported an 81% uplift in buyout loan issuance...more

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M&A financing keeps the leveraged finance market beating

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A rebound in European corporate transactions has driven a double-digit acceleration in leveraged finance earmarked for M&A (excl. buyouts), with a robust pipeline setting the stage for an active 2022. In the summer of...more

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Five factors driving leveraged finance in 2022

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It was a year of rebounds in 2021, from the early hike in refinancing activity to the subsequent surge in M&A and buyout deals, as well as frenetic activity in the PE space, all of which contributed to a noteworthy uptick in...more

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From survive to thrive: European leveraged finance looks to the future

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European leveraged finance markets roared back to life in 2021, sparked by a combination of attractive pricing in the first half of the year and buoyant M&A activity in the second half. The result? High volumes of refinancing...more

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The Rise of ARR Financings

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EBITDA has long been the trusted metric for leveraged financings, but the European market is becoming increasingly familiar with a new barometer of performance: annual recurring revenue (“ARR”)....more

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The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, 8th Edition - Spain

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It is fair to say that the acquisition and leveraged finance industry has shown resilience in relation to the difficult global situation arising from the covid-19 pandemic, particularly in comparison to the previous global...more

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The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, 8th Edition - United States

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It is fair to say that the acquisition and leveraged finance industry has shown resilience in relation to the difficult global situation arising from the covid-19 pandemic, particularly in comparison to the previous global...more

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The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, 8th Edition - United Kingdom

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It is fair to say that the acquisition and leveraged finance industry has shown resilience in relation to the difficult global situation arising from the covid-19 pandemic, particularly in comparison to the previous global...more

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Investor appetite gives borrowers a boost

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Investors eager to maintain high levels of capital deployment have kept terms and pricing highly flexible for bond and loan issuers, but that does not mean easy access for borrowers—lenders are still pushing back against...more

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Lenders zero in on the fine print as ESG issuance surges

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The rise in sustainability-linked debt issuance observed in 2021 has shown little sign of slowing down as borrowers continue to focus on improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in response to investor...more

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Active private equity firms buoy buyout issuance

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Issuance of leveraged loans and high yield bonds to fund buyouts surged to quarterly highs in 2021 as private equity sponsors raised their investment game - Buyouts are back in a big way. Private equity (PE) firms around...more

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Got a French Obligor on a cross-border deal? You need to know about this change

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From 1 January 2022, a new French law will impose annual notification requirements on lenders benefiting from a limited recourse security interest from a French guarantor. Failure to comply may result in French law limited...more

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Ghosts, Goblins, and Goodies October 2021 | Issue No. 150 - Intercreditor Arrangements in Fund Finance Transactions

It is an exciting time to be in the fund finance space. Sponsors continue to seek liquidity to fund investments, and banks and alternative lenders are thinking creatively about how to offer this additional leverage. There...more

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Complex Products: Are They Investments?

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Earlier this month the Commission approved two new complex financial products. Despite the approval, the new products sparked comments from Chair Gensler and, in a separate but joint statement, Commissioners Allison Herren...more

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