Videos: Leveraged Finance Market Analysis – US and Europe

April 2014: US Leveraged Loan Market Analysis

The big story of early 2014 was robust M&A-related volume, which hit a post-credit crunch high of $62 billion in the first quarter. That, in turn, lifted total leveraged loan activity to $162 billion from a 15-month low of $127 billion during the final three months of 2013. Looking ahead, most players expect the market to remain relatively balanced.




April 2014European Leveraged Loan Market Analysis

Of note is the imbalance created by thin supply and vigorous demand, which is causing conditions in the market to become increasingly issuer-friendly. The loan market definitely felt livelier in terms of new issuance, with a mix of new buyouts and opportunistic refinancing and repricing activity coming over the horizon. The elephant in the waiting room is Numericable, which has lined up a huge covenant-lite M&A financing to back its bid for SFR.


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  1. We have found these videos to be helpful and informative. Are you planning to discontinue them as we have noted that there has not been any such videos in 2014.


    Karen Buzard
    Paul Hastings LLP

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