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All Ahead Full: Private Credit Outlook 2022
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Thanksgiving week in the US capital markets is always a mixed blessing. A wonderful time for families and friends, celebration and gratitude. Yet it’s also smack in the mad year-end rush. Everyone juggling deals and holiday get-togethers – and all running on fumes. Six weeks before, incredibly, it starts all over again.

What will deal activity look like in 2022? Hard to beat 2021. As our friends at S&P LCD noted last week, high-yield bond and leveraged loan issuance set a new annual high of $1 trillion. Also, junk bond AUM topped $1.5 trillion. And the total leverage finance market surpassed $3 trillion.

Finally, as our Chart of the Week depicts, combined syndicated and direct loans set a record $228 billion, topping 2007’s BSL-only mark.

Several causes contributed to this run-up. There’s recognition that broad swaths of the economy, particularly B2B industries, are in great shape...
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Combined syndicated and direct loans were a record $228 billion, topping BSL’s 2007’s mark. 
Source: Refinitiv LPC
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German buyouts set new records
As mid-market activity soars, debt funds continue their relentless advance and the banks have revived too...
Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis
Including direct lending loans, 2021 US LBO volume is at an all-time high
When including direct lending deals, US LBO loan volume has reached an all-time high this year. Year-to-date through November 22, there has been US$194bn in syndicated US LBO volume...
The Pulse of Private Equity
Is infrastructure poised for a resurgence?
Infrastructure is much in the news these days, given the massive spending bill currently being legislated in the US government, as well as even more earmarks being discussed worldwide by other nations...
Contact: Alex Lykken / PitchBook
High-Yield Bond Statistics
Weekly fund flows source: Lipper
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North American private debt AUM
growth vs. Europe
Up until the Global Financial Crisis, the majority of Europe-focused financing came from banks. After 2008, borrowers were forced to turn to other sources of debt finance as banks tightened the purse strings...
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November Update: Middle Market Deal Terms at a Glance
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