In a newer feature at the BDC Reporter we review – with shareholders upmost in our minds – CM Finance’s preliminary Proxy and the two items that are up for a vote.
The BDC Fixed Income market was softer on the week, but that may be a short term phenomenon. More importantly, a BDC raised new unsecured debt in a manner that may be very instructive for the future of the sector.
A bounce back in BDC Fixed Income prices during a short week. Otherwise, we learn what we can from Prospect Capital’s latest debt offerings and review likely early debt redemptions. (This is the full version of the article. An earlier version was truncated by pixies for reasons unknown).
BDC Fixed Income prices soften, but probably for a transient reason. More importantly, the “leveraging up” of the BDC Sector begins with two new issues and the dynamics of the industry begin to change. One of those Good News/Bad news stories.
CM Finance issues its first Baby Bond in preparation for amping up portfolio size and leverage next year thanks to the Small Business Credit Availability Act. We delve into the economics both for CMFN and what this might mean for the sector as a whole. Warning: Many numbers ahead and an unsettling conclusion.
The BDC common stock rally edges forward in a quiet week for the sector. What BDC shareholders decide in the weeks ahead may change the momentum.
As forewarned earlier in the week, BDC common stocks are in rally mode, and may go higher. The BDC Reporter, though, looks a little further out…
This was a Nothing Week for BDC common stocks, but that’s likely to change shortly. The Fixed Income Sector is dealing with multiple negative dynamics, but briefly increased in size during the week.
Why is a leading BDCl issuing new debt ? Which BDC is booking big fees now and later ? Who is a busy bee in venture lending and is that good ? Which BDC is about to gain a sibling and is that good or bad ? So much going in the BDC Sector…
CM Finance is trading way below book but has just received a green light to raise more capital from its shareholders, not all of whom have the same interests. A very intriguing Christmas Story.
As investors are otherwise engaged at year end, the most important BDC News is that common stock prices are behaving in unexpected ways. First signs of another sector step-down or a seasonal phenomenon ?