November 2013 YTD Leveraged Loan Volume Surpasses 2007 High on Refinancings and Dividend Recaps, Less Mega-LBO Deals (U.S. Leveraged Loan Market Analysis by S&P Capital IQ/LCD)

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In early November, new-issue activity surpassed the prior high of $535 billion from 2007. While the headline figure is in record territory, 2013 deal mix is more heavily opportunistic with far fewer mega-LBO deals to drive acquisition-related activity.

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