Large Cap`s maturities assume a profitable and sustainable economic model and a stable economic climate. Given the continuing uncertainty towards the end of the current credit cycle, SME lenders continue to react cautiously to the introduction of broad-based conditions with conditionality and risk reduction. Although the appetite of SME lenders for some of these financing conditions for significant ceilings is different on the basis of institutional distortions, the integration of these financing conditions with significant ceilings can be summarized according to the extent of the borrower`s consolidated EBITDA. Our data show that the inclusion of broad heading conditions is generally less widespread, as a borrower`s consolidated EBITDA decreases. In addition, the inclusion of broad heading conditions with conditionality and provisions for mitigating inherent risks is becoming more common in such terms, due to the decrease in a borrower`s consolidated EBITDA. The result is a new distribution of the average market between the `lower middle market`, `traditional average market` and `upper average market`. This article examines the gradual evolution of key financing conditions in the average private credit market and examines the factors associated with them and the resulting trends that influence these conditions. The analysis will provide a description of the concepts, proprietary data on the use of these terms in the middle market in different sectors and future changes of these concepts in light of the gradual evolution of private credit identity and market variables. The general trend towards borrower consultation, which controls the design process, both at the commitment document stage and at the final documentation stage, continued in 2019. In most cases, the borrower also chooses the previous credit contract used as a starting point for final documentation in a given transaction. Often, the lender will not have participated in the previous transaction, or the previous proposed document will reflect a greater market orientation than the current agreement. As a result, and faced with often time-sensitive commitment periods and healthy competition for investment opportunities in the current market, lenders often agree to work with these previous proposed credit contracts, which often lead the lender to accept terms that are rather found in larger transactions. While borrowers continued to insist that credit documents be more flexible, provisions for some funds continued.
Some funds now apply to the borrowing conditions of incremental facilities, incremental facilities and proportional debts to finance an acquisition on limited terms. These functions provide borrowers with the comfort they need to finance future purchases. In the case of larger transactions, borrowers were able to extend this “limited acquisition” protection to all acquisitions using such sources of financing, regardless of whether a financing condition is included in the underlying acquisition file.