Level 3 Financing, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), announced last week that it successfully refinanced its outstanding Term Loans through the issuance of a new TLB L+225/2024. The company anticipates approximately $35 million of cash interest expense savings on an annualized basis through this $4.61 billion senior secured agreement. At the day of issuance, ADI loan pricing services quoted an end of day bid for the loan at 99 3/4. Since then, the loan has traded up to a bid of 100 5/8 in the week and half since its first quote.
BDC Unrealized Losses and Percentage Loss - First Liens
Interesting divergence between the first and second middle market liens on non-accrual vs. percentage loss over the 12 months from Q4 2015 through Q3 2016. In BDC portfolios, first lien non-accruals as a percentage of cost exceed second liens, while on a percentage loss basis second liens exceed first liens.
As of November 14, AdvantageData has recorded 55 BDC filings for Q3 2016 making up nearly $70 of the $83 billion in the space. Using this aggregate data to track dealflow in the middle market we can provide unique insight into trends in lending.
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