Syndicated markets experienced increased volatility and widening in some secondary markets as capital markets as central bankers tighten policy to combat inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Post-Q4 2021, investors are reporting a greater willingness to underwrite more storied, high COVID impacted, or marginal issuers.
As we reflect on the private credit market in Q3 2021, direct lenders and private equity sponsors note trends remain similar to Q2.
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Considering competitive market dynamics, market participants report a tightening in credit spreads since Q2 2020 and generally stable credit spreads in 2Q21.
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How are market participants reacting to positive vaccination rates, economic optimism, company prospects and floating rate security demand?
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.
In Q3 2020, secondary equity and credit markets rebounded, primary equity and levered finance markets reopened, and the price of risk declined.
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.