Unitranche gains traction as institutions step up

Institutional investors expect to provide increasing volumes of unitranche financing and other forms of direct loans for LBOs and refinancing as commercial banks reduce their lending. Their bullish stance counters the scepticism of some bankers who query borrower demand for the high margin product.

  • 20 Jan 2012
"This is a growing trend," says Andrew Lynn, managing director at debt advisory house Hawkpoint. "If you look back three or four years there were only two or three institutions offering these kinds of structures, but this list has grown to where one can point to more than ...

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