Tax reform, M&A shifts to weigh on US corporate credit supply next year

US tax reform proposals are expected to weigh on investment grade corporate debt issuance next year, while the decreasing tolerance of equity investors to corporate leverage levels could also change M&A financing behaviour, said credit analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s 2018 outlook event on Tuesday.

  • By David Bell
  • 05 Dec 2017

Supportive macroeconomic conditions mean there is no immediate concern for US credit, according to Hans Mikkelsen, head of US high grade strategy at the event in New York.

“We don’t expect to see a recession next year — we think there will still be some growth — and ...

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