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Negative rating actions across global structured finance (SF) from the coronavirus pandemic will be distributed more broadly and are expected to be less severe in most sectors than experienced by the worst performing areas during the period from 2008... Read Story
May 29, 2020, 09:25 AM

Phoenix American, a full-service fund administration provider for alternative investment funds, has published a new white paper examining the initial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on commercial real estate across the United States. CRE &... Read Story
May 29, 2020, 09:15 AM

ABL Advisor released a new video interview featuring Robert Katz, Managing Director, EisnerAmper. In this exclusive interview, Katz discusses the benefits and potentially significant risks for borrowers participating in the Paycheck Protection... Read Story
May 26, 2020, 09:10 AM

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (“RSM”) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, dramatically decreased by more than 21 points to 88.4 in the second quarter 2020, capturing the severe shocks to the... Read Story
May 22, 2020, 09:10 AM

Hilco Global has issued a timely report on the present state of the craft beer industry, the outlook for existing brewers emerging from the current crisis, and how these  dynamics may create certain opportunities for new entrants to the... Read Story
May 22, 2020, 09:00 AM

From the second-quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” survey results reveal COVID-19 has created pessimism in the U.S. economy’s near-term performance.The outlook for the U.S. economy saw a significant decrease in the near-term. The... Read Story
May 20, 2020, 09:10 AM

At the beginning of 2020, small businesses ($100K to less than 10MM in annual sales volume) and middle market companies ($10MM to less than 500MM in annual sales volume) were coming off of a prosperous 2019 with optimistic outlooks about the future.... Read Story
May 15, 2020, 09:20 AM

The outbreak of COVID-19 is both benefiting and challenging the U.S. healthcare industry in ways that will continue to evolve in the coming quarters, according to the Global Healthcare team at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).The team issued its... Read Story
May 14, 2020, 09:05 AM

ABL Advisor has released the second installment of a two-part video interview with Ted Koenig, President and CEO of Monroe Capital.In part two of this exclusive video interview, Koenig discusses how in challenging economic times, certain lenders can... Read Story
May 13, 2020, 09:20 AM

Hilco Global has issued a timely and relevant report on how pandemic-driven business closures, consumer purchasing behavior and supply chain dynamics are impacting the retail, production, distribution, and foodservice segments of the food... Read Story
May 13, 2020, 09:15 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is causing sharp economic contraction and a rapid spike in unemployment that will lead to significant performance degradation in U.S. Marketplace Loan (MPL) portfolios and potentially imperil the viability of some MPL... Read Story
May 12, 2020, 08:00 AM

Scott Bernstein, Co-President of advisory firm SB360 Capital Partners, released the following assessment of the impact of the Coronaviris on the retail sector:As states begin to slowly lift stay at home directives, each consumer will make their own... Read Story
May 11, 2020, 08:55 AM

GGI Holdings, LLC and its affiliates, parent company of Gold’s Gym, filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 in an effort to facilitate the financial restructuring of the company.In a statement the company said the pre-negotiated filing... Read Story
May 11, 2020, 08:30 AM

The Libor-OIS spread, a closely watched metric showing stress in the interbank lending market, has returned to pre-crisis levels as financial markets' coronavirus-related anxiety dissipates.The spread measures the difference between the three-month... Read Story
May 07, 2020, 09:00 AM

The coronavirus-triggered downturn is pushing default rates higher and is also affecting the bankruptcy procedures used to address such credit defaults, according to Fitch Ratings.Several recent debtors have had their bankruptcy cases derailed as... Read Story
May 06, 2020, 09:16 AM

Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, has released an article providing a perspective on the economic impacts of the coronavirus, available here.The coronavirus pandemic and the spread of COVID-19 is bringing the... Read Story
May 06, 2020, 09:10 AM

Indicative of how online auctions can be an effective and safe way to market select commercial and industrial assets during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiger Group reported that it attained new highs in the numbers of bidders during two sales it held in... Read Story
May 05, 2020, 08:50 AM

Legal experts say COVID-19 related business bankruptcy filing in the state of Delaware will likely outpace those seen during the Great Recession of 2008-2009, as the first cases begin to land in front of judges.According to a report from Delaware... Read Story
May 01, 2020, 09:05 AM

ABL Advisor has launched a new video series featuring exclusive interviews with highly respected leaders from various disciplines of commercial finance, allowing them to share their professional and personal insights into the impact the coronavirus... Read Story
April 29, 2020, 09:00 AM

COVID-19 raises the risk that hard-hit retailers will enter landlord negotiations with faulty or incomplete information about their own stores, leases and co-tenants, warns  Peter Wilson, a Managing Director at A&G Real Estate Partners, in an Expert... Read Story
April 24, 2020, 09:00 AM

The U.S. Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, also known as the “COVID-19 3.5” relief package. The $484 billion package, which was originally designed to only be a $250 billion stopgap measure, is the second... Read Story
April 22, 2020, 09:05 AM

Fitch Ratings expects U.S. CMBS loan delinquencies to approach peak levels, with hotel and retail expected to have the highest delinquency rates.Although the delinquency rate has been steadily declining, and was 1.31% as of March 2020, it will now... Read Story
April 20, 2020, 09:15 AM

LQD Business Finance closed on a $2.0M asset-based line of credit with a clinical laboratory, regionally located in the southeast part of the nation. Even amid the COVID-19 related social distancing, the LQD Finance team was able to fully underwrite... Read Story
April 20, 2020, 08:00 AM

After posting a dismal earnings report, with a 45% drop in profits for the first quarter, Bank of America announced it will set aside $3.6 billion to cover delinquent loans in the quarter.JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have taken similar actions.... Read Story
April 16, 2020, 09:16 AM

The full impact of the coronavirus outbreak, and its expected lengthy, economically painful aftermath, are impossible to predict. Fitch Ratings' corporate group has collated a series of assumptions for 2021 that convey Fitch's current estimate of the... Read Story
April 16, 2020, 09:15 AM

In perhaps the last snapshot of the secured finance industry before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, banks and independent lenders reported that asset-based lending to U.S. businesses increased steadily and credit quality remained strong in the... Read Story
April 15, 2020, 09:05 AM

Gordon Brothers announced the launch of its Industry Brief, which can be found on the COVID-19 Resource Hub at  Gordon Brothers’ Industry Brief gives an up-to-the-minute assessment of what the firm’s inventory... Read Story
April 14, 2020, 09:55 AM

The lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. coal sector became clearer last week, with declining demand and potential contract disputes for the broader mining community on the horizon, according to a briefing paper published by S&P Global... Read Story
April 13, 2020, 09:30 AM

Pace Industries, LLC announced that it has reached an agreement with its senior secured lenders on the terms of a comprehensive financial restructuring plan, which will deleverage the Company's balance sheet. This agreement has support from 100% of... Read Story
April 13, 2020, 09:15 AM

Balboa Capital announced its latest survey that analyzes the current impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on small businesses in the United States. The survey reveals that 88 percent of small businesses are being impacted by the... Read Story
April 10, 2020, 09:00 AM

Hilco Global has issued a timely perspective specific to OREO asset managers and their teams nationwide, to assist in productively guiding their early and ongoing actions through the very challenging economic upheaval associated with the COVID-19... Read Story
April 09, 2020, 08:55 AM

otal Commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings for the first calendar quarter of 2020 increased 14 percent from the same period last year, according to data provided by Epiq Systems, Inc. The 1,709 total commercial Chapter 11s from Jan. 1 through... Read Story
April 07, 2020, 08:55 AM

More than a week after Congress approved the largest fiscal stimulus in U.S. history, many companies still don't know if it will provide the financial lifeline they need to stay afloat, writes S&P Global Market Intelligence.Since the legislation... Read Story
April 06, 2020, 09:30 AM

CIT Group Inc. has provided critical financing for its client Aria Designs to help it procure millions of advanced N95 surgical masks that will protect medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.Aria Designs, a North Carolina-based... Read Story
April 02, 2020, 07:59 AM

From the first quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” survey results, which was conducted in late February, reveal the coronavirus and other factors will be leading economic driver in 2020.Lenders were asked to identify what they... Read Story
April 01, 2020, 09:25 AM

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment, Reuters... Read Story
March 26, 2020, 09:30 AM

Ares Capital Corporation announced that it issued an open letter to its stakeholders regarding a business update amid the coronavirus pandemic.The full text of the letter follows:Dear Stakeholder,With the global outbreak of COVID-19, we are making... Read Story
March 26, 2020, 09:20 AM

Hilco Global has issued a series of short- and mid-term strategic recommendations to assist lenders with current portfolio exposure in the retail market to take appropriate and informed action during the near-term fallout of the current COVID-19... Read Story
March 25, 2020, 09:05 AM

The impact on supply chains has been widespread with autos, electronics, capital goods, commodities and apparel sectors experiencing slowdown in sales and availability of parts in their supply chains, according to the latest research by Panjiva, the... Read Story
March 24, 2020, 09:00 AM