KBRA Releases Research – Private Credit Funds in Pictures: Safety in Numbers

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA releases research that examines the resilience of its ratings for fund finance structures and rated notes employed by middle market corporate lending funds.

Considering recent macroeconomic headwinds, the private credit industry is likely entering the most significant period of credit stress it has experienced since becoming an integral part of the U.S. and European corporate lending landscape. The impact of rising interest rates, the slowing global economy, inflation, and weaker private company valuations will likely present more sustained challenges to middle market borrowers and lenders, which could result in higher default rates.

However, KBRA-rated credit facilities, loans, and rated notes are well insulated from the credit impact of these challenges. The performance of middle market credit facilities and rated notes will be meaningfully protected through a combination of structural protections, disciplined underwriting, and comprehensive portfolio management.

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