Anemic second quarter expected for leveraged loans

New leveraged lending dropped in every category from figures in the same period of last year, according to data published through the Loan Syndication and Trading Association (LSTA) at the end of last week.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 08 Apr 2019

While loans dedicated to leveraged buyouts (LBOs) declined only 11% in the first quarter of the year to $23bn, leveraged loan issuance overall declined by 56% to $152bn in the first quarter.

Where supply fell by the wayside, demand appeared to follow.

Loan mutual funds suffered ...

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