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LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 6-10-19

Posted by Thomas Dunford on Jun 11, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Avantor repricing to narrow yield on debt held by BDVC, OCSI, OCSL, FSK

High-yield took center stage last week as investors shrugged off outflows and cozied up to a busy new-issue calendar bolstered by falling U.S. Treasury yields that helped support an attractive refinancing window, which drew big names such as HCA, Sirius XM Radio, Vistra Energy and even Intelsat. New-issue loans, on the other hand, were mixed as bifurcated market conditions that have existed for much of the year are coming into sharper focus.

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

LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 5-28-19

Posted by Thomas Dunford on May 29, 2019 8:47:56 AM

A trio of issuers launch refinancing efforts for BDC-held credits; ‘net net’ calendar turns negative

High-yield business was brisk last week with primarily off-the-run credits swapping higher coupons for extended maturities, and investors were happy to oblige the trade. The lone M&A-related bond trade, IAA Spinco, cleared with fanfare despite shaky market conditions as the well-rated credit was embraced by both bond and loan accounts alike.

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

LevFin Insights BDC Portfolio News 5-13-19

Posted by Thomas Dunford on May 14, 2019 10:32:12 AM

Add-ons abound amid renewed wave of M&A; Autodata deal to take out debt held by PSEC

Momentum slowed in the new-issue loan market last week, with the uncertainty surrounding U.S.-China trade negotiations leaving market participants in wait-and-see mode heading into the weekend. While time-sensitive business continues apace, arrangers readying opportunistic deals appeared to be taking a more deliberate approach as events play out on the international stage. Yet high-yield issuance came at a breakneck pace—the $12 billion output was the highest-volume week in almost two years—as U.S. Treasury yields fell. Moreover, the broad secondary markets took the week’s events in stride, with earnings continuing to drive situational movers.

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

Yields on the Rise for North American High Yield

Posted by Andrew Robartes on Apr 4, 2019 1:07:37 PM
North American High Yield new issue average yields have been on the incline. Throughout 2018, a steady positive trend can be observed from January to November, when average yield peaked at 8.45%. 
 
Volatility in December effected virtually all markets, as depicted in the North American High Yield average yield chart below. A sharp decline represents a drop in new issues average yield by almost two percent. 
 

The new year has brought new growth to the High Yield space as average yield for North American High Yield new issues has steadily increased month over month.
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Topics: High Yield, bonds, junk bonds, bond market

Fed announces fourth rate hike of 2018, markets react

Posted by David Diggins on Dec 20, 2018 12:21:11 PM


On Monday, President Trump criticized the Fed for even considering raising rates, yet on Wednesday the Federal Open Market Committee announced its decision to raise the Fed Funds rate ¼ of a percent from 2.25% to 2.5% -- the fourth such increase in 2018.

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Topics: High Yield, Analytics, bonds, junk bonds, market analytics, New Issues, Finance, Equity, Fixed Income, News


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