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Q4 2023 US leveraged loan and private credit outlook
Improved market conditions have led to strong performances in the leveraged loan secondary market, with growing returns, renewed extension activity, and potential repricing opportunities.
Has the market retreated to Global Financial Crisis levels?
With soaring interest rates and investors weighing the possibility of a recession, the credit markets have slowed precipitously in 2023. Distress and defaults continue to rise, and market participants in the once full-speed-ahead private credit sector are taking a more deliberate approach to deals.
US leveraged loan market analysis/outlook
We detail a US leveraged market that has become more challenging for debt issuers and private equity sponsors amid uncharacteristic volatility, rising spreads in yields and concerns over the long-term economic outlook. We also dive deep into tech LBOs and what’s to come in 2022.