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BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended November 9, 2018

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Nov 14, 2018 9:18:51 AM

BDC COMMON STOCKS

Back In The Saddle. Again.

It’s Week Two of the late 2018 BDC rally.

More than three-quarters of the 45 BDCs we track were up in price, just like the week before.

The price of the UBS Exchange Traded Note which covers most of the companies in the sector – BDCS – was up to $19.76.

That’s 2.0% on the week, and 5.0% over a fortnight.

The Wells Fargo BDC Index – which provides more of a total return picture – was up 2.7%.

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Topics: bdc reporter, News, Fixed Income, BDC Filings, Finance, business development company, market analytics, Analytics

Levfin Insights BDC Portfolio News 11-13-18

Posted by Thomas Dunford on Nov 13, 2018 4:18:22 PM

Popular BDC holdings Global Tel Link, Sorenson aim to widen 1L margins; several credits up for add-ons appear in Barings BDC’s portfolio

A deluge of earnings took center stage last week and while results inevitably spurred a number of notable downside movers, the tone in the broader leveraged finance market slowly improved over the course of the week, opening the door for new opportunistic business such as Bausch Health’s latest refinancing effort. Among the week’s biggest earnings-related standouts were Air Methods, Akorn and Revlon.

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Topics: News, LevFin Insights, Fixed Income, BDC Filings, Finance, market analytics, Analytics, Middle Market, Loans, business development company

BDC Preview: Week Of November 12 – November 16, 2018

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Nov 13, 2018 9:10:57 AM

MARKET RALLY MARCHES ON ? : The BDC sector – as measured by the BDC Wells Fargo Index – was up 2.7% last week, reflecting a broad based rally across the 45 public companies tracked. That was the second week in a row that the BDC sector headed up in price, following 5 consecutive weeks of descent that ended the prior rally which had begun in March 2018.

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Topics: bdc reporter, News, Fixed Income, BDC Filings, Finance, market analytics, Middle Market, Loans

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended October 19, 2018

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Oct 24, 2018 10:34:00 AM

BDC Common Stocks

Bleeding Stopped

In the wider markets, the dramas of the past couple of weeks continued through October 19, 2018. “The S&P’s lower close on Friday marked the tenth down day in the past 12 trading sessions”, according to Yahoo Finance.

BDC common stocks, though, generally consolidated after weeks of decline. The UBS Exchange Traded Note with the ticker BDCS, which includes most of the individual players in the sector on a weighted adjusted basis, dropped to $19.39 from $19.40. The Wells Fargo BDC Index – more useful as a Total Return measuring stick than just the price change at BDCS – dropped to $2,505.24, down 0.42%.

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Topics: bankruptcy, bdc reporter, News, Fixed Income, sears, Finance, business development company, market analytics, Analytics, Middle Market, BDC

The Middle Market Loans Advantage: The Tools and Data to Source Your Next Deal

Posted by David Diggins on Sep 13, 2018 12:25:09 PM

An effective deal sourcing process is crucial to successful investing. Deal sourcing involves generating leads and managing relationships with intermediaries. Strategies for deal sourcing vary among firms. Some firms prefer to employ specialist teams while others prefer using in-house resources.

Regardless of a firm’s strategy, access to the proper tools and the right data are essential for effective deal sourcing. In March, Mergers & Acquisitions published an article that illustrated this concept with Michael Lewis’ book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. The book details how the Oakland Athletics baseball team successfully used statistics and analytics to their advantage. The same can be done in the world of deal sourcing.

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Topics: Fixed Income, Restructuring, Finance, Distressed Debt, market analytics, Analytics, Middle Market


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