Levfin bankers optimistic as liquidity returns

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By Pan Yue
22 Oct 2020

Leveraged finance bankers coping with a slump in deal flow in Asia this year are gearing up for a bumper start to 2021, as a return of liquidity and growing interest from institutional investors for loans set the stage for a market revival. Pan Yue reports.

Asia’s leverage finance bankers have had a slow year. So far in 2020, a total of 44 acquisition-related loans in the region have been closed worth $35.7bn — a drop from the 57 deals worth $40.6bn sealed during the same period last year, according to Dealogic data.

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