Garrison Capital departs the BDC stage.
In a much anticipated move both the shareholders of Portman Ridge and Garrison Capital formally agreed to a merger first mooted in mid-year. The BDC Reporter, though, has serious concerns about the post-merger balance sheet; leverage and liquidity of a super-sized Portman Ridge.
An oil services company financed by three public BDCs unexpectedly files Chapter 11. We re-publish an article from the BDC Reporter and review which BDCs are involved and for how much.
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.
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.
“What goes up will come down” as BDC sector prices proved this week as volatility resumed. Also there were other notable developments including equity capital raised; a surprise dividend and important shareholder approvals. We also discuss the surprising change the size of the BDC sector is likely to take in the days and months ahead.
With BDC IQ 2020 earnings season at an end, is the sector oversold after dropping twice as much as the S&P 500 ? The BDC Reporter discusses in detail why that might not be the case.
The BDC sector dropped back again last week after a head fake the week before. We review the numbers and evaluate what we’ve been learning from the BDCs themselves all week and what remains unknown.
After a record week for BDC Fixed Income price drops, a reversal. We bring readers up to date on the ever changing numbers. Plus, we look ahead to what might happen under different scenarios, including the previously unthinkable.
The BDC sector reaches new lows not seen in over ten years but bounces part of the way back. Is the worse over ? The BDC Reporter argues that we’ve only just begun, and explains why.
The BDC Reporter sums up another remarkable week for BDC sector prices and looks forward at a time of maximum uncertainty.
The BDC Reporter annotates the just published Garrison Capital IVQ 2019 Conference Call transcript.