North America Leveraged Loans Legal Advisors’ League Table Report 1Q20
1Q20 Leveraged loan issuance totaled USD 314bn
The 2020 leveraged loan market began the year in a positive direction, with USD 314 bn in volume closed in the first quarter, according to Debtwire Par.Compared to the USD 171bn in volume from1Q19, this was an 83% increase year-over-year. However, with the current pandemic affecting the financial market, the volume for the month of March was only about USD 65bn.This accounted for only 21% of the total leveraged loan volume in 1Q20. There were 423 leveraged loans raised in 1Q20, compared to 406 loans closed throughout 1Q19. Institutional loan issuance also increased to USD 222bn in 1Q20 from USD 71bn in 1Q19.
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