European CLO refinancing picks up pace

By David Bell
04 Jan 2017

Activity in the European ABS market is being driven by issuer appetite for CLO refinancing that has gathered momentum over the otherwise quiet festive period, while a debut European CLO from US issuer HPS Investment Partners could soon surface.

Barings, Alcentra and PineBridge all priced refinancing of European CLO structures in mid-December, joining the likes of Oaktree, KKR, CVC Credit Partners, Carlyle, PGIM and Apollo, which all closed similar deals in the same quarter.

More deals surfaced in late December that will continue to drive this refinancing trend ...

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