OWl Rock Capital previews some key IIQ 2020 metrics, but leaves plenty unsaid. The BDC Reporter analyzes what we’ve learned and highlights what we don’t know.
Owl Rock Capital is preparing to pitch a new unsecured debt offering, according to a filing. The BDC Reporter reviews the BDC’s current debt level and liquidity and guesses what the amount to be raised and pricing might look like. Finally, we place this putative issue in the broader context of BDC access to the debt markets in the post-Covid period.
Where BDC common stock prices have been moving down, BDC Fixed Income has been moving up. There are several important exceptions to the rule, discussed by the BDC Reporter. Nonetheless, the future’s looking brighter for BDC Fixed Income, based on developments in recent weeks.
The downward direction of BDC sector prices – after a brief rebound – continued in the week. We discuss why that might be happening and what to expect as BDC earnings season gets ever closer.
A brief follow-up on the BDC Reporter’s prior article about Ares Capital’s newest unsecured debt raise. We discuss the maturity and pricing of the debt and what those tell us about Ares and the BDC market.
Stellus Capital provides some early disclosure about its non performing loans. The BDC Reporter adds some numbers to the mix and places these credit hotspots in context. We also mention what other companies are on our watchlist.
Ares Capital prepares to issue new unsecured notes and files a Prospectus. The BDC Reporter uses the opportunity to study the most recent developments disclosed to get a preview of how the BDC performed in the second quarter.
We re-publish an article from the BDC Credit Reporter about positive developments at a portfolio company of Investcorp Credit Management. We use the opportunity to provide an overview of our estimate of the BDC’s underperforming assets and the large exposure to the energy sector.
BDC Fixed Income prices continue their long march back towards par level. Nonetheless, doubts remain for a significant number of issuers as the market prepares for the publication of IIQ 2020’s results.
BDC common stock prices reversed course for the first time in 4 weeks and moved up. However, results remain mixed and the future unclear. The BDC Reporter suggests some items we might want to look out for in the weeks ahead that might make a difference.
As expected a Bain Capital Specialty Finance portfolio company in the restaurant field has filed for Chapter 11. The damage to the BDC will be minimal but there are still lessons to be learned from this setback.
An Oaktree Specialty Lending-financed company files for bankruptcy protection. We re-publish a BDC Credit Reporter article on the subject while placing the investment in the broader context of the BDC’s investment strategy. Update: Added Oaktree Strategic Income as a BDC-lender as well.
We re-publish a BDC Credit Reporter update about a portfolio company with exposure from three public BDCs which has just been downgraded by Moody’s. The amounts of capital and income involved are material and worth being aware of.
BDC Fixed Income prices zigged when common stock prices zagged this week. We explain how but can’t help sharing our doubts with readers about a quarter of the public BDC universe and what that might mean for their debt prices down the road.
A third week of dropping BDC sector prices as market confidence falters. We review the three biggest losers and one of the few weekly winners and also discuss an update from New Mountain Finance and a buyback at THL Credit. We end with the inevitable review of BDC credit trends.
Horizon Technology Finance arranges a fourth financing facility which should boost liquidity and underwrite further portfolio growth. We discuss the background; the details; the benefits and the risks.
Nominally, this is a re-published BDC Credit Reporter about a drop in the value of bankrupt portfolio company Bluestem Brands, in which three public BDCs are involved. It’s actually an opportunity for the BDC Reporter to discuss a worrisome trend: a decline in recoveries on troubled investments. The implications for the BDC sector could run into the billions of dollars.
In a surprise development, Portman Ridge Financial and Garrison Capital announce plans to merge. The BDC Reporter analyzes what the two BDCs bring to one another and muses about the implications for the BDC sector in the quarters ahead.
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