Suspended animation grips loan market, ‘fundamental shift’ in offing

New deal launches will continue to be on hold at least for this week and possibly longer while the loan market continues to digest the impact of last week’s turmoil. “The market is in suspended animation for now,” one leveraged loans banker in London said. “This week and the next it is unlikely there will be many deals launched, but hopefully by then there will be some sort of resolution.”

  • 22 Sep 2008
Others bankers were even more bearish, saying that it might take more than two weeks for the market to get back on its feet again as banks are still reeling from the shock of Lehman Brother’s bankruptcy and the ensuing fallout across the markets. This is despite the ...

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