We introduce a new regular feature: a comprehensive review of every BDC development during the week just ended, each annotated by the BDC Reporter.
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.
For a second week BDC common stock prices rally along with the broader indices. However, there’s a very long way for prices to go before returning to pre-Covid levels and multiple challenges ahead.
With BDC earnings season around the corner, the sector’s prices stabilized but individual BDCs remained highly volatile both up and down. The BDC Reporter discusses the upcoming earnings and portfolio releases and their importance in the short and longer term in what looks like a critical year in the history of the sector.
For the last time – given that BDC earnings season launches this week – the BDC Reporter updates its compendium of all BDC developments since the Covid-19 crisis began. Plenty of items to review, but less than we expected.
THL Credit’s new external manager pens a letter to shareholders with news of a new NAV Per Share and much more. The BDC Reporter dissects the information at hand and peers into an uncertain future as best we can.
The shaking and rattling of prices in the BDC Fixed Income sector quieted this week. We review the metrics and news developments affecting issuers. The BDC Reporter, though, explains why coming weeks may not be as quiet as this one.
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 Reporter reviews a strange week in the markets as investors switched from rampant optimism back to white knuckled fear. We also offer up our candid view of what might happen next, and our surprise as to how the markets have behaved to date.
After a day of red ink in the markets, the BDC Reporter thought to analyze how the sector fared – both in absolute terms and against the broader indices – and to review the impact on the 45 public entities we track.
Two weeks into February and there are 4 new loans in default amongst some of the largest non-investment grade leveraged borrowers, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. We review which BDCs are involved; to what degree and what this tells us about the private credit industry.
The BDC Reporter updates – now all the results are in hand – its previously published IIIQ 2019 preview of THL Credit’s performance, with a focus on what’s happening – and what not – to the BDC’s numerous under-performing investments.
BDC sector prices break a 2019 record on the way up. We wonder, though, where’s the usual enthusiasm associated with stock rallies, which is not showing up in much of the data. What’s more, how do high prices mesh with growing credit concerns at borrowers ?
The external manager of THL Credit (TCRD) is being acquired. The BDC Reporter reviews the details of the acquisition and analyzes the likely impact on the BDC and its shareholders, who have had a tough time of late.