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BDC Common Stock Market Recap: Week Ended March 20,2020

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The BDC Reporter describes the terrible, horrible, no good week just passed for the BDC sector, but cannot offer much in the way of immediate hope that we are at a turning point yet. As best we can, we look ahead as the extent of the damage to expect comes – very slowly – into focus. There are elegant solutions available here but will either the Federal government or Wall Street be up to the challenge.

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Dire Outlook For Apollo Investment And Two Possible Solutions – Opinion

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What starts out as the BDC Reporter’s estimate of what might happen to Apollo Investment’s book value at the end of the IQ 2020 morphs into ideas about who might be able to save the BDC sector from the dire consequences of the current crisis, and how. A rare instance of the BDC Reporter getting on a soap box, albeit with the best of intentions.

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Apollo Investment: Borrowing Plans

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We’ve been reading the Apollo Investment Conference Call transcript with an eye on how the BDC might address its recent downgrade by Fitch to non-investment status. We’ve developed a pretty good idea of what to expect next from the veteran BDC with the famous name.

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BDC Fixed Income Market Recap: Week Ended January 31, 2020

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The stock markets may have pulled back on coronavirus fears but BDC Fixed Income prices did not flinch. Also notable during the week was an unexpected change of heart by a rating group and also one new debt issue and one debt redemption. Looking down the road, we also question how the public BDC debt space might change in the months ahead.

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