Middle Market Credit Spreads and Required Returns

In Q4 2020, market participants noted improving comfort with company and industry fundamentals, outlooks, and the ability to weather a second wave of the virus.

Private Markets Took COVID in Stride

The private equity and credit markets held up remarkably well in the face of a global pandemic and are adjusting to the “new normal.” Market participants should go into 2021 with heightened vigilance as the impacts of the pandemic may not have yet entirely played out.

John Czapla Featured in Sanne Group’s Connect November Issue

On track for recovery: Pandemic implications, not all doom or gloom.

COVID & U.S. Portfolio Securities Valuation: An update on credit spreads and required returns

In Q3 2020, secondary equity and credit markets rebounded, primary equity and levered finance markets reopened, and the price of risk declined.

Private Equity & Debt Capital Markets Adjust to the New Normal

As we head into Q4 2020, the new normal in private capital markets has fully set in, generally defined by prudence and caution, albeit a work in progress.

Private Credit Market Update

Private asset valuations snapped back in Q2 as the economy began to reopen, and private capital investors took concrete steps to shore up portfolio companies.

COVID-19 & Portfolio Securities Valuation

A Q2 2020 update on credit spreads and required returns.

Industry Index Discounted Spreads in Valuations

Considering the virus’ material impact on specific industries, we’ve seen a greater emphasis on secondary industry-specific loan indexes when controlling for credit risk.

Private Credit Managers Grapple with Growing Pains

As private credit manager valuation leaders scrutinize how to optimize their internal teams, they also are leveraging technology tools and third-party service providers—both domestic and offshore—to meet the demands of scale.

COVID-19: An Orderly Repricing of Risk in Private Debt

The only comparable event to the spread of the virus for modern private capital markets is the Great Recession, but there are some key differences this time.