In his most recent commentary for Real Deals, Graham Olive, Head of Acquisition and Strategic Finance for Northern Europe at Natixis, discusses the return of healthy leveraged finance markets. As concern for the availability of liquidity reaches new heights, the longer-term outlook for private equity investment is unknown. Add to this the pessimism surrounding the ‘refinancing wall’, and it becomes clear why the perception of leveraged finance markets is not always positive. However, in his analysis, Olive points to positive signs too – in particular, the significant progress that has been made in refinancing maturities and in institutional fundraising.
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