Fitch 50, 7th Edition

Ninth Edition of the Fitch 50: Fitch Ratings profiles 50 prominent U.S. leveraged issuers in this recurring structure-focused special report series. This compilation illustrates capital structures with organizational debt diagrams, and highlights Fitch’s rating rationales and key credit drivers. The companies included in this report have a cumulative $506.7 billion of debt outstanding, comprising high-yield bonds and leveraged loans. This is down from $586 billion last year, reflecting a smaller median company size of $5.05 billion in revenue, compared with $5.5 billion in last year’s edition.

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LSTA Newsletter: January 24, 2020

This week we recap secondary trading for 2019, give an update on LIBOR transition in the U.K., and let you know that we’ve published a credit agreement for investment grade term loans.

LSTA Secondary Trading 2019 Executive Summary

After recording consecutive record highs during the fourth quarter of last year ($211 billion) and again during the first quarter of this year ($212 billion), secondary loan trading volumes decreased 10% in the second quarter, to $191 billion.

LSTA Publishes its Second Credit Agreement

Today the LSTA published a new addition to its document library – the LSTA’s Form of Credit Agreement – Investment Grade Term Loan. This form is designed for a standalone term loan for investment grade borrowers.