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LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 10-28-19

Posted by Thomas Dunford on Oct 29, 2019 9:15:56 AM

Edgewood Partners, GoodRx adding to term debt; existing holders include AB Private Credit, SUNS, OCSI, OCSL

Last week’s loan market largely offered more of the same — more pushback on aggressive terms on sponsored M&A transaction and more opportunistic business with an emphasis on maturity extension — though late in week, issuer-friendly revisions on a string of well-known credits suggested that in the absence of a big uptick in volume, the market may be turning their way for all but the most challenging transactions. Bonds offered a mixed bag across ratings and purposes, but the themes were clear: oversubscribed offerings and strong performance on the break.

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Topics: High Yield, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, LevFin Insights, News, research

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended October 25, 2019

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Oct 28, 2019 8:53:40 AM

BDC COMMON STOCKS

The S&P 500, Dow Jones and NASDAQ all moved up in the week ended October 25, 2019 so the BDC sector did as well.

That’s been the pattern of late, and nothing occurred to make things different.

The S&P 500 was up 1.22% and the UBS Exchange Traded Note with the ticker BDCS, which we use a proxy for price change, jumped 0.77%.

For reasons that are not clear, the Wells Fargo BDC Index moved up only 0.22%.

(Still, the Wells Fargo index has been up for three weeks in a row, just like the S&P 500).

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Topics: Loans, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, News, bdc reporter, research

LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 10-21-19

Posted by Thomas Dunford on Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Belk to extend maturity on 1L credit held by OCSL, Guggenheim and FSK-related entities; BDVC holds debt targeted for refi by Blackboard

A more stable secondary helped move loan transactions across the goal line and even tighten terms, but the holiday-shortened week proved to be another grind as many transactions continued to lag, driving multiple rounds of changes as underwriters chased investor dollars. Flex activity, at least officially, was even at four each tightening and widening, though the undercurrent among deals in process favors investors.

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Topics: High Yield, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, LevFin Insights, News, research

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended October 18, 2019

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Oct 21, 2019 11:26:28 AM

BDC COMMON STOCKS

Yoked Together

Another week and another instance of the BDC sector being synced to the S&P. Or so the numbers seem to show.

For the week, the S&P 500 index was up 0.54%. The UBS Exchange Traded Note which owns most of the publicly listed BDCs – ticker BDCS – was up 0.52%. In the approach to earnings season, there’s little else that can move the BDC sector, so why not?

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Topics: Loans, Analytics, BDC, market analytics, business development company, News, bdc reporter, research

BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended October 11, 2019

Posted by Nicholas Marshi, BDC Reporter on Oct 15, 2019 3:48:04 PM

BDC COMMON STOCKS

Proof Positive

Once again, the weekly performance of the BDC sector demonstrated that its ups and downs are tied to the broader markets.

We’ve watched for weeks now BDC prices rise and fall with the major indices, which are themselves apparently fixated on the progress of the trade war.

This week was no exception.

The S&P 500 moved up 0.62%, mostly late in the 5 day period, due to the promise of a trade armistice or partial deal of some sort.

“Hurrah” said the markets, but as CNBC is reporting, second and third thoughts are already running rife so the trade tease is likely to continue.

This week at least, though, the late-in-the-week optimism brought the Wells Fargo BDC Index up 0.73%, after two prior weeks in the dumps.

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