• Leveraged Landscape for 2011
  • February 16, 2011 | Author: Neil Caddy
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown International LLP - London Office
  • The signs for the leveraged finance market in 2011 are mixed. Questions remain as to whether this year will see a fresh spate of restructurings and/or continued growth in primary issuance. Whilst data compiled by Fitch Ratings has shown that European PE backed company default rates slowed in 2010 (and premier league spending during the January transfer window topped £225 million compared with £30 million last year), the primary leveraged finance market has started slowly this year.