VIDEO: ‘Cautiously optimistic’ is the outlook for 2019

Today’s unique market dynamics will result in opportunities in a downturn for credit managers that prudently manage investors’ capital in boon times.

Though volatility rang in the New Year, expectations for 2019 include a relatively healthy M&A market, albeit short of last year due to 2018’s hefty number of refinancing transactions, says Antares managing partner and co-CEO Dave Brackett.

The biggest challenge today, he notes, is positioning yourself well on the economic upswing – which has included more EBITDA addbacks this time around than in 2007 – so you can thrive in a downturn.