LONDON, Jan 10 (LPC) - Europe’s secondary loan market
experienced low volatility in 2019 as deep liquidity and a
desire to put money to work saw investors brush off market
uncertainties such as Brexit and trade war.
LONDON, Jan 6 (LPC) - Syndicated lending in Europe, the
Middle East and Africa in 2019 totalled US$984.5bn in 2019, down
6% on 2018 volume, as global risks such as US/China trade wars,
slowing economies and Brexit weighed on loan market activity,
according to Refinitiv LPC data.
LONDON, Dec 11 (LPC) - European private debt fund managers
are facing pressure to address environmental, social and
governance issues as they get swept up in new and far-reaching
disclosure regulations laid out by the European Parliament on
LONDON, Nov 18 (LPC) - Credit rating agencies are increasing
their efforts to identify environmental, social and governance
risks for leveraged companies as investor interest in
sustainable investments surges amid competition from independent
ESG ratings firms.
LONDON, Nov 1 (LPC) - A number of investors in CLOs are
holding talks with CLO managers over how environmental, social
and governance issues factor into their leveraged loan portfolio
LONDON, Oct 25 (LPC) - Data provider Kantar has allocated a
€3.08bn-equivalent leveraged financing backing its buyout by
Bain Capital, but only after making wholesale changes after push
back from investors on what they saw as an aggressive structure.
LONDON, Oct 25 (LPC) - European leveraged loan borrowers
have attempted to place tougher transfer restrictions on how
much investors can trade in portfolio companies, in a bid to
LONDON, Oct 14 (LPC) - Lenders are concerned that
adjustments to earnings on buyout deals are becoming too
aggressive as borrowers get more creative in masking larger debt
piles behind lower leveraged levels.
LONDON, Oct 8 (LPC) - An increasing number of CLOs are
adopting environmental, social and governance investment
criteria, but the exposure of leveraged loans to industries
affected by ESG rules is limited, representing an average of
just 3% of European CLO collateral, according to a Moody’s
LONDON, Sept 30 (LPC) - Syndicated lending in Europe, the
Middle East and Africa in the first three quarters of 2019 was
down 25% compared with the same period last year, reaching
US$594.7bn, the lowest nine-month total since 2012, according to