Wachtell Lipton Looks at Acquisition Financing in 2017 and the Year Ahead

The credit bull market charged through 2017, with many terrific outcomes for opportunistic borrowers. But even in the best of times, borrowers and their advisors should remain nimble and thoughtful, and 2018 brings much to consider, including the impact on the acquisition financing markets of the most significant business tax reform in a generation, and the continued rise of the net-short debt investor.

2017: A Good Year to Be a Borrower

2017 was another banner year for borrowers. Corporate debt yields were low, gross issuance of syndicated loans and investment grade bonds each hit new records, and high-yield bond issuance, … Read more