When is a sale not a sale? When the seller is really desperate

The overhang of unsold leveraged loans is now visibly crumbling. News that Citigroup and Deutsche are selling big chunks to private equity funds will accelerate this process. But since the banks are lending money to the funds to buy the assets, the ‘clean-up’ is a lot less impressive than it appears at first.

  • 18 Apr 2008

Since the onset of the credit crunch, the US and European leveraged loan markets have been in a deep freeze.

Only thin channels remained liquid, allowing a few small deals to be underwritten and syndicated. But the market’s capacity for new lending was almost entirely blocked by a big ...

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