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.
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.
A portfolio company of Monroe Capital unexpectedly files for bankruptcy protection.
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.
Given the large amounts and the multiple number of public BDCs involved, we re-publish a BDC Credit Reporter article about a troubled restaurant chain.
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.
BDC Fixed Income prices have a good week, mirroring their common stock counterparts. Yet, we’re far from the days when most every unsecured debt issue traded at par. Just how far and what might need to happen for that to change is discussed in this latest version of the BDC Fixed Income Market Recap.
We re-publish an article from the BDC Credit Reporter about the bankruptcy of a BDC-financed retailer. However, our principal purpose is to bring readers attention to a trend developing in BDC investing that could have major consequences for years to come, and which could accelerate in the current environment.
The BDC Reporter re-publishes an article from Leveraged Commentary & Data about third quarter 2019 trends and uses the opportunity to discuss some of the fundamental changes going on before our eyes in how the sector does business.
The coronavirus causes all major indices – and the BDC sector is no exception – to move into reverse. With earnings season about to begin, is the momentum to the upside or downside ?
A long troubled retailer – whose debt is held by four different BDCs – moves closer to a restructuring or bankruptcy. We review the credit history and look forward to the possible impact on the BDC lenders involved.
The BDC sector follows the major indices higher in the week ended January 17. We discuss some of the winners in price terms for the week and one notable loser and speculate where BDC prices might go once earnings season begins shortly.
Monroe Capital is taking action against one of its troubled portfolio companies, whose debt has been on non accrual for over a year.
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 ?