Loan market remains strong well into 2018

Economic momentum and profit growth remain strong, and Antares remains bullish about its portfolio, senior managing director and co-head of sponsor coverage Tim Lyne said.


For all the headlines about trade tensions and other economic noise, the mid-market remains strong, with many portfolio companies continuing to make key business decisions and a loan market that remains robust well into 2018. Among the dominant themes are a strong desire for unitranche, a continuous pipeline of private equity deals and even a trend toward lender friendly pricing, Antares senior managing director and co-head of sponsor coverage Tim Lyne said.