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  1. High-Yield Bonds: Equity-like Returns Without Equity-like Volatility

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    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

    could be a warning that the credit cycle is nearing an end. These riskier bonds tend to accompany an upswing in aggressive leveraged buyouts and indicate an increase in the high-yield market’s overall risk exposure. Are risks priced appropriately? Eaton Vance

  2. Finding Value in Alternative Asset Managers

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    contribute this capital on demand. The manager of the fund invests it over three to five years, for example through a leveraged buyout of a publicly traded company. In the later years of a fund's life, the manager sells off its portfolio holdings

  3. Proposed Changes to U.S. Bankruptcy Code Could Create Opportunities in Distressed Credit

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    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    loopholes. Elimination of some “safe harbors” for leveraged buyouts . This proposal would allow an estate to attempt to claw back moneys paid to former shareholders through a buyout that later sent a company into bankruptcy. Buyouts of public companies

  4. Vanguard’s Economic and Investment Outlook

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    Wed, 4 Mar 2015

    use of leverage at the expense of equity financing. This may be happening already, as there has been an explosion in leveraged buyouts and debt-financed equity buybacks.<PAGEBREAK> In the case of China, the long-term rebalancing of the economy is mainly driven by structural forces

  5. High-Yield and Bank Loan Outlook: Beware Further Pressure in the Energy Market

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    Tue, 13 Jan 2015

    highest volume on record. Mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyout activity represented 40 percent of new issue volume ..... throughout this piece are expressed in basis points. Leveraged buyout activity refers to the acquisition of a company where

  6. Apollo’s Caesars Restructuring Par For the Course

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    Tue, 6 Jan 2015

    Apollo and TPG Capital acquired Caesars in 2008 in a $28 billion leveraged buyout , and recent news reports have focused on financial maneuvers around its likely bankruptcy filing in January and restructuring. Apollo

  7. Calm Environments Require Heightened Risk Management

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    activities they will finance, but not yet to an unsustainable level. Other indicators of lender relaxation, such as leveraged buyouts , PIK (payment in kind) bonds; and covenant-lite loans, among others, suggest an aging Goldilocks period, although

  8. PetSmart Accepts $83 Per Share Bid From BC Partners-Led Consortium; Good Value for Shareholders

    Commentary

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    transaction represents a modest premium to retailer leveraged buyout multiples over the past few years, which have averaged ..... has agreed to the deal and plans to participate in the buyout with approximately a third of its holdings.

  9. We Don’t Call It Junk Anymore: Time to Look at High Yield Again

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    Wed, 8 Oct 2014

    outflows, which became part of a feedback loop leading to poor performance and then more outflows. However, during August, amid ..... And while M&A activity has seen a pickup in 2014, leveraged buyouts as a percentage of total M&A volume are only 6%, well below the

  10. Where the Financial Services Industry Goes from Here

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    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    period, investment firms engaged in leveraged buyouts ( LBO deals), which allowed small companies ..... behind. The largest example of an LBO was the purchase in 1988 of RJR Nabisco. The LBO was set off by RJR Nabisco’s chief

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