Debtwire Par: 2019 North America Leveraged Loans League Table Report
2019 Leveraged loan issuance totaled USD 902bn.
With the 2019 financial year completed, the leveraged loan market observed a sizable regression compared to the previous year. According to Debtwire Par, leveraged loan issuance for 2019 closed at USD 902bn, which was a 36% drop from the USD 1.421tn closed in 2018. There were 1,834 leveraged loans raised in 2019, compared to 2,344 loans closed throughout 2018. Institutional loan issuance also dropped by 37% to USD 482bn in 2019 from USD 769bn in 2018.